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Operations Research Degrees

Last Updated: 06/21/2022 and all information on this page is accurate and up-to-date

Master of Operations Research (MOR)

The Master of Operations Research prepares you for a career as an OR practitioners in either the private or the public sector. The MOR degree requires completion of 31 credit hours in OR and OR-related courses.

Master of Operations Research (MOR ONLINE)

The Master of Operations Research prepares you for a career as an OR practitioners in either the private or the public sector. The MOR degree requires completion of 31 credit hours in OR and OR-related courses. Unlike the MOR degree, it does not require on-campus residency.

Master of Science in Operations Research (MSOR)

The Master of Science in Operations Research is designed to prepare students for careers as research and development engineers in industry, or for matriculation into Ph.D. programs in Operations Research. The MSOR degree requires a minimum of 31 credit hours and completion of a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy in Operations Research (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering is pursued by outstanding students like you who have an intense interest in independent study and research. It requires advanced coursework and research beyond the master’s degree, a written and oral comprehensive preliminary examination, a written dissertation, and a final oral defense of the research.

Operations Research Minors

Master of Science

Three (3) OR courses (nine credits) are required to minor in operations research as part of a Master of Science degree, plus having an OR faculty member as part of your committee. If an OR course is cross-listed with other departments, a student is required to register using the OR prefix.

Doctor of Philosophy

Four (4) OR courses (12 credits) are required to minor in operations research as part of a Ph.D. degree, plus having an OR faculty member as part of your committee. If an OR course is cross-listed with other departments, a student is required to register using the OR prefix.

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