Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering Program Requirements and Milestones

The major milestones in completing your Ph.D. in industrial engineering at OSU are charted in the following table. Click on the links for details. 

University-wide requirements for earning a doctoral degree at Oregon State are detailed on the OSU Graduate School Website.




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   Meet with the MIME graduate advisor Meeting should occur prior to end of first term in graduate school.

Lynn Paul profile

Schedule appt

   Major professor selection and graduate committee formation Must be formed prior to combined program meeting/qualifying exam.

Graduate program area leads

MIME Graduate Research Faculty Directory

   Complete appropriate safety training As needed  

Make a rough sketch of proposed graduate coursework

Core coursework must be done prior to the combined program meeting / qualifying examination.

Transferring credits

MIME Proposed Graduate Level Courses [Excel]

Industrial Engineering coursework and credit requirements

   Ethical research training Can be completed at ANY time, but it MUST BE COMPLETED before program of study approval.


Step by step instructions for finding the correct ethical research training

   Finalize program of study (POS) Must be completed prior to combined program meeting / qualifying exam.

Program of Study form

IE coursework/credits

Ph.D. Program Meeting


Combined PhD Program Meeting / Qualifying Exam

This meeting must be convened but need not be scheduled through the graduate school.

Program of study information from the Graduate School

Program Meeting Checklist

   Oral Preliminary Examination Proposal must be completed and approved prior to commencing dissertation research. OSU Grad School exam scheduling form
   Dissertation completion Must be completed prior to final oral examination. OSU Grad School Thesis Guide;
OSU ScholarsArchive;
Step by step instructions for ScholarsArchive;
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    Final oral examination

No sooner than one complete term following preliminary examination.

No more than five years after completing preliminary examination.

No more than nine years from the commencement of gradaute studies.

OSU Grad School exam scheduling form