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Master of Science in Logistics

The Logistics Program is designed to meet an increasing state, national, and international demand for professionals with technical or business education and experience in the area of logistics and supply chain. Logistics professionals will need a unique combination of technical and business knowledge and skills and have technical experience and degrees in engineering, mathematics or business.

Logistics is an interdisciplinary field of study which comprises the entire set of functions associated with the flow of goods, information, and payments among suppliers and consumers from organization of raw material to final recycling or disposal of finished goods. The integration of engineering and business content is done in a fashion that prepares an experienced professional engineer or manager for a leadership role in planning, developing, implementing and managing the firm's logistics and supply chain capabilities in the global marketplace. The overall purpose of the Logistics Program at UT Arlington is to provide graduates with the understanding needed to manage the firm's logistics and supply chain systems and infrastructure and to accomplish the organization's operational, strategic and competitive objectives.

The M.S. degree in Logistics requires 36 hours of coursework. The coursework is divided between the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering and the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management

Core Courses
  • IE 5318 – Probability and Statistics or BSTAT 5325 – Advanced Statistical Methods
  • OPMA 5321 – Intro to Management Sciences or IE 5301 – Operations Research
  • IE 5329 – Production and Inventory Control Systems or OPMA 5361 – Operations Management
  • OPMA 5368 – Global Supply Chain Management
  • IE 5320 – Enterprise Engineering Methods
Supporting Courses
  • OPMA 5369 – Logistics Management
  • IE 5333 – Logistics Transportation Systems Design
  • IE 5334 – Logistics Distribution Systems Design
  • IE 5310 – Production Systems Design
  • OPMA 5363 – Operations Planning and Control or IE 5312 Planning and Control of Enterprise Systems
  • Six credit-hour project or any two of the following:
    • IE 5322 – Simulation and Optimization
    • IE 5332 Nonlinear Programming
    • OPMA 5364 – Project Management
    • IE 5304 – Advanced Engineering Economy
    • IE 6305 – Engineering Management
    • OPMA 5367 – Quality Management

Note: No more than 50% of coursework can be from the College of Business Administration.

Admission Criteria
M.S. Program in Logistics

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in science, mathematics, engineering or other appropriate field.

Unconditional Admission

Unconditional Admission into the M.S. Logistics program is granted if all of the following conditions are met:

  • A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or prior graduate work
  • A minimum score of of 148 on the GRE Quantitative and 146 on the GRE Verbal (600 and 400, respectively, on the old scale) or 500 on the GMAT
  • A minimum score of 500 on the handwritten TOEFL (213 on the computer-based version or 79 on the TOEFL iBT, or 6.5 IELTS) if English is not the applicant's native language
  • Adequate preparation in mathematics, science, and engineering or other appropriate field, and three years of experience
Probationary Admission

Prospective students not meeting the conditions for unconditional admission may be granted probationary admission if their GPA is 2.6 or greater. Students granted probationary admission must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 for the first two semesters completed at UT Arlington. Other conditions, such as deficiency courses, may be specified by the Graduate Advisor.

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required official documentation prior to the admission deadline, but whose available documentation otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.


The admission decision is deferred if sufficient information is not available.


Prospective students with a GPA below 2.6 may be denied admission at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor. The Graduate Advisor may grant probationary admission if other factors suggest a potential for success in the graduate program.

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If you have specific questions about the MS Logistics program, email your advisor, Dr. Liles.