The Master of Science in Operations Research teaches students how to develop and solve mathematical and computer models of systems using optimization and statistical methods.
This program seeks to train students in the basic techniques and theory of operations research and their applications to real-world problems. Graduates should have developed their analytical skills to attack complex, large-scale optimization problems of both a deterministic and stochastic nature.
Eight 4-semester-hour graduate courses are required for this degree. Previous course work will be evaluated to determine proficiency in certain content areas, and degree plan may be tailored accordingly. In some cases, a student may be required to take an assessment exam to determine content and knowledge proficiency. No course can be used to satisfy both a requirement and an elective. To qualify for degree conferral, a minimum cumulative average of 3.000, equivalent to a grade of B, must be obtained. Some courses listed for this program are offered in the College of Engineering or the College of Computer and Information Science.
- This program meets F-1 international student status requirements
- Offered jointly by the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) and the Department of Mathematics, thus achieving a unique balance of theory and application
- Optional participation in Northeastern's co-op program
- Students can choose a course-only track or complete a thesis or project option
- Online application
- Application fee
- Transcripts from all institutions attended
- Personal statement
- 2 letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency:
- Degree earned or in progress at a U.S. institution
- Degree earned or in progress at an institution where English is the only medium of instruction
- Official exam scores from either the TOEFL iBT (institution code is 3682), IELTS, PTE exam, or Duolingo English Test. Scores are valid for 2 years from the test date.
Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, depending on space availability.
Master of Science in Operations Research General Requirements
Complete 4 semester hours from the following:
Choose one of the following:
Optimization and Complexity
Complete 16 semester hours from the following
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
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