Admission

Master of Engineering application procedure

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Master of Industrial & Systems Engineering program. This program is intended for working professionals interested in attending graduate school part-time. If you are looking for a full-time, on-campus master's program, you should apply to ISE's Master of Science Program.

The Master of Engineering program begins in autumn quarter. You cannot delay your start or begin the program early.

Application deadline

March 15 for autumn quarter admission

March 15 is also the priority deadline for graduate non-matriculate (GNM) status for students interested in taking the IND E 595-596 series, Global Integrated Systems Engineering. If you are interested in GNM status, please visit the GNM page or contact the academic adviser, Sheila Prusa, at isemengr@uw.edu.

Application process

The following items must be submitted to the Graduate School using the online application system:

  • Online Graduate School Application and payment of application fee. Choose the application for the Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering (the Master of Engineering degree not the Master of Science).
  • Transcripts. Electronic copies (PDF preferred) of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to the online application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  • Personal statement
  • Resume showing at least two years of work experience in a technical environment.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Confidential letters are submitted electronically by recommenders indicated on your application.
  • If you are admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to the Graduate School.
  • International students and non-native English speakers: Submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an equivalent exam approved by the Graduate School. Official scores are required. International students will be accepted for online study only; however, you must submit TOEFL scores even if you plan to take online classes from your home country. For more information, contact the University‚Äôs Office of Educational Assessment or the Educational Testing Service.

International students

International students will be accepted for online study only.

MISE does not meet the requirements for an F-1 visa. However, F-1 students currently enrolled full time in another program, OR prospective students in the U.S. on some other type of visa (not F-1) may be eligible to take a certificate program. International students can take courses online from their home country either on a part-time or full-time basis. For complete details contact the academic advisor, Sheila Prusa, at isemengr@uw.edu.