Application for Admission
The final section on this list describes the materials to be submitted to the Graduate College and to the department. Please apply to the Graduate College online.
application fee of U.S. $75 must be submitted with your application
materials to the Graduate College in order for them to be processed.
application dossiers from domestic and international applicants must be
received no later than Jan. 15 for the fall semester and June 30 for
the spring semester. However, since most SIE faculty members are not
available during the summer, you are advised to send your application well
ahead of the deadline.
The GRE is required for PhD students and MS students requesting funding from the department or the College. Only the general GRE scores are essential. Minimum entrance requirements are scores of 153 verbal, 155 quantitative and 4.0 analytical for masters programs and 153 verbal, 159 quantitative and 5.0 analytical for the PhD program.
Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must submit TOEFL scores to the Graduate College (at least 79 IBT or 550 paper-based or 7 IELTS is required), unless they already hold a degree from an English-speaking university. However, the degree must not be older than two years from the term of enrollment.
Letter of Intent
submit a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Graduate Committee in the department of systems and industrial engineering. The letter should be less than two pages in length
and describe your personal objectives in pursuing an advanced degree in
our program. This is an occasion to tell us something about yourself,
your goals in life and your future career, and to provide us with
information that we might not be able to obtain from official
transcripts and other documents.
Letters of Recommendation
recommendations are written by former professors or other people who
have direct information about your academic background. There is no
special form for these letters, which should be addressed to the
Chairman of the Graduate Committee in the department of systems and industrial engineering. Ask the
professors to write letters on the official letterhead of the university
with which they are associated. Please send three letters of
must submit official transcripts and official certification of degrees
to the Graduate College and to the department. The minimum entrance
requirement is a grade point average of 3.0 on the last 60 units of
apply for a graduate teaching assistantship, an Application for
Graduate Assistantship form must be completed and submitted, along with
your application materials, to the Chairman of the Graduate Committee
in the department of systems and industrial engineering. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis
after the applications of those admitted to our program are reviewed.
An excellent knowledge of spoken English is required. To be awarded an
assistantship, international applicants must pass the Test of Spoken
English with a score of 50 or the SPEAK test with a score of 230.
Those who are awarded an assistantship will be notified by letter as
soon as decisions are made. Those acquiring an assistantship must
register for at least 12 units each semester the assistantship is held.
students are required to submit to the Graduate College a financial
guarantee statement (the “supplemental application”) as part of their
application for a visa to the United States.
Changing the Entry Term
who have submitted applications but who cannot begin graduate study in
the semester for which they have been admitted may request to have the
admission file “updated” to a later time. The Graduate College allows
only one such update. If you cannot meet that second admission date, a
new application and application fee will be required. If postponing the
beginning of graduate study is unavoidable, it is very important that
you inform the Graduate College and the department of systems and industrial engineering in writing. After
a certain period of time, application materials are destroyed and the
entire admissions process has to be repeated.
special circumstances, applicants or graduate students who do not
maintain an adequate grade point average may register for courses as
nondegree students. The Graduate College allows only 12 units of course
work earned on nondegree status to be used toward meeting the
requirements for an advanced degree from this university.
The speed with which applications can be processed depends greatly on the
prompt submission of all required materials. Once the completed
application is submitted via the online application, a decision on
admissions status is usually made within four to six weeks. There is NO
need to send application materials to the department unless we request
them. All items can be completed/uploaded to the online application on the Graduate College website.
regarding admission, financial assistance and general information
about the SIE graduate programs should be addressed to:
Chairman of the Graduate Committee
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering
The University of Arizona
1127 E. James E. Rogers Way
Engineering Building #20
P.O. Box 210020
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0020 USA