Apr 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Operations Research, M.S.


Operations Research applies advanced quantitative methods to help organizations make better decisions and generate insight for practical implementation. By using data-driven, analytical and computational techniques such as mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations, operations research gives organizational leaders the power to make effective and insightful decisions and build productive systems in the age of Big Data.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy the following additional requirements:

  1. A B.S. in engineering, mathematics, computer science, economics or a related technical field.
  2. Previous coursework that includes satisfactory completion of at least six credit hours of calculus, three credit hours of linear algebra and three credit hours of computer programming in a high-level language. (Generally, a Bachelor of Business Administration does not provide sufficient background.)
  3. Official GRE graduate school admission test results with a minimum 80th percentile quantitative score.

Degree Requirements


In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering degree requirements for an M.S. degree, candidates are required to satisfy the following additional requirements:

Probability and Statistics


Satisfactory completion of one of the following probability and statistics courses:

Concentration Courses


Satisfactory completion of a nine-credit-hour concentration. These concentration courses must be from the same area and must be approved by the adviser. Acceptable areas are optimization, systems engineering, engineering management, information engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, telecommunications or another engineering discipline. Sample concentration areas (with suggested courses) are