After you review the content below, please follow this link to read the College Requirements and the Application Form for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering.

Mailing Address:

Lehigh University
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Attn: Ms. Joyce Gabay
Mohler Lab, Room 421
200 W. Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA  18015-1518

What are the minimum requirements for admission?
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field or a degree in technology at a recognized college, university or technical institution.

  • An average GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score of 75th percentile in the Quantitative area.  The GRE exam is mandatory for most programs in the ISE Department.  We do not require the GRE subject test.  Test results are valid for five years.  We will use the most recent total test score. (GRE waived for all Lehigh University engineering graduates.) Currently we are waiving the GRE. 

  • Please select this link to review the English proficiency requirements on the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Graduate Admissions Page.

  • A GPA of at least 2.75 out of a 4.0 scale or earn a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a minimum of 12 hours of graduate work at other institutions.

  • An unofficial transcript from each university attended should be uploaded to the portal.  If you are offered admission and accept the offer, only then is a final official transcript required to complete your file.  All transcripts should be converted to the American 4.0 grading scale, if possible.

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from qualified individuals to evaluate the applicant's academic achievement and potential for graduate studies.

Is there a checklist for completing the application?

All applicants for the ISE Department must submit the following before the application will be reviewed:

  • Graduate Program Application (electronic) for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department (ISE) - to be filled out completely:

  • Application fee of $50 - which is non-refundable and cannot be waived.

  • Two letters of Recommendation - to be provided as an electronic version in the online application.

  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges & universities attended - should be uploaded to the portal.  Official final transcripts are required only after being offered admission and accepting the offer.

  • GRE score - official scores reported by ETS (Educational Testing Service) to Lehigh University. Currently we are waiving the GRE. 

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (mandatory for all international students) - official scores reported by ETS (Educational Testing Service) or British Council directly to Lehigh University.  If the applicant has received a degree in the United States, this test is waived.  The TOEFL report is only valid for two years from the date the test was taken.   We use the totals from the most recent test scores taken, if taken more than one time.

  • Resume - list in reverse chronological order, education, employment (including summer work since secondary school) by University, Employer, Position/Grade, and Dates.  Degrees earned with GPA should be noted on the resume.

  • Essay - on a separate sheet, provide a summary of your career objectives and work experience with reference to the chosen field of graduate study.

Could a part time student complete a degree in the ISE Department?
  • There are a limited number of graduate classes offered during the 4:00-7:00 p.m. time slots.  It is possible to take graduate classes on a part time basis while working full time.

What are the ISE Department graduate application deadlines?

PhD Program in ISE


- Application opens: September 1

- Application deadline: December 15

Master's Program in ISE and MGSE


- Application opens: September 1

- Application deadline: December 1


- Application opens: September 1

- Application deadline: July 15

MEng in Healthcare Systems Engineering

The HSE program operates on a rolling admission basis. We accept applications for fall, spring, and summer terms, beginng with September 1st of every year until two weeks before the term begins. We recommend, however, applying earlier to allow for all the pieces of your application to arrive and to secure a spot in the semester you are hoping to join. Please refer to the academic calendar here.