PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 74 Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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27-50

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 74 Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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40-67

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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745

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

Out-of-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$9,937
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$11,491
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,047

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$9,937
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$8,286
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$594

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$40

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$8,276
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$1,400

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: SED, 2000–2004

How 2000–2004 Industrial Engineering and Operations Research doctorate recipients from University of Massachusetts Amherst paid for their graduate educations


Primary Form of Support

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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20%*
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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40%*
FELLOWSHIP / FOREIGN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
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22%*
OWN FUNDS / LOANS / MONEY FROM FAMILY
18%*
OTHER
0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
100%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Industrial Engineering and Operations Research doctorate recipients from University of Massachusetts Amherst


Median tuition remission

68%*

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
24%*
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
1%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
15%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
60%*

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Industrial Engineering and Operations Research doctorate recipients from University of Massachusetts Amherst


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

7.4

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

10%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
NO

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
98%*
Negotiating with specific organizations
2%*
Still seeking
0%
Other
0%

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
7%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
41%*
Private sector
46%*
Government
6%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
55%*
Teaching
39%*
Management or administration
0%*
Professional services to individuals
6%*

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
56%*
Outside the United States
44%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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15

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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NO
STATISTICS
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NO
RESEARCH ETHICS
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YES

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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NO
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 74 Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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20-48

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.0
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.6

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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74%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.2

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 74 Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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27-53

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
29%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
14%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
78%
FEMALE
22%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS
60%
PERMANENT RESIDENTS
20%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
20%

Race / Ethnicity
MINORITY
0%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
49%
FEMALE
51%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
78%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
22%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
4%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
4%
WHITE
53%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
36%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
36%
PART TIME
64%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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16
Interdisciplinary faculty
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62%

Total Students
Source: NRC, 2006

Total
18
First year
4.4

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.1

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Industrial Engineering and Operations Research degrees from University of Massachusetts Amherst


Master's degrees/year

3.6

Doctoral degrees/year

3.0

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(413) 545-0111 ext. 0111


Location

Amherst, MA 01003


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Industrial Engineering and Operations Research degree recipients from University of Massachusetts Amherst and may include graduates from more than one program.