Master of Operations Research (MOR)

Degree Requirements

The MOR Degree requires a minimum of 31 credit hours. To earn the Master’s of Operations Research, the student must:

  1. Core: Successfully complete five core courses (subject to Restrictions 1 and 2 below) from the following list:
    • OR 501: Introduction to Operations Research
    • OR 504: Introduction to Mathematical Programming
    • OR 505: Linear Programming
    • CSC 505: Design and Analysis of Algorithms
    • OR 506: Algorithmic Methods In Nonlinear Programming
    • ST 516: Experimental Statistics For Engineers II, or ST 512: Experimental Statistics For Biological Sciences II
    • OR 531: Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I
    • OR 537: Computer Methods and Applications
    • ISE 537: Statistical Models for Systems Analytics in Industrial Engineering
    • MA/ST 546: Probability and Stochastic Processes I
    • OR 560: Stochastic Models in Industrial Engineering
    • OR 562: Simulation Modeling
    • OR 706: Nonlinear programming
    • OR 708: Integer Programming
    • OR 709: Dynamic Programming
    • MA/ST 747: Probability and Stochastic Processes II
    • OR 760: Applied Stochastic Models in Industrial Engineering
    • OR 761: Queues and Stochastic Service Systems
    • OR 762: Computer Simulation Techniques
    • OR 772: Stochastic Simulation Design and Analysis
    • Restriction 1: At least one of 505, 506, 709 MUST be chosen.
    • Restriction 2: 504 and 505 cannot BOTH be used to satisfy this five course requirement.
  2. Electives: Five additional courses should come from mathematics, engineering, statistics, computer science, or other STEM disciplines (e.g., econometrics, data science, etc.). Some business courses are also acceptable as electives. Questions regarding electives should be directed to the OR Director or the student’s faculty advisor.
  3. Seminar: Enroll in OR 601 (OR Seminar) for one credit hour during residence. Students are expected to attend the seminar throughout their program.