Master of Operations Research | NC State OR

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Master of Operations Research

Last Updated: 05/23/2023 and all information on this page is accurate and up-to-date

MOR Curriculum

OR PRO TIP: The MOR curriculum is designed to help you see your path through the three semesters of your MOR degree.

The Master of Operations Research (MOR) prepares you for a career as an OR practitioner in either the private or the public sector. The MOR degree requires completing 31 credit hours in operations research and OR-related courses.

Core Courses (15 hours)

To earn the MOR degree, you must complete five of the following core courses. OR PRO TIP: OR 504 and OR 505 cannot BOTH be used to satisfy these five course requirements, and at least one of OR 505, OR 506 or OR 709 MUST be chosen.

  • CSC 505 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • ISE 537 Statistical Models for Systems Analytics in Industrial Engineering
  • MA/ST 546 Probability and Stochastic Processes I
  • MA/ST 747 Probability and Stochastic Processes II
  • OR 501 Introduction to Operations Research
  • OR 504 Introduction to Mathematical Programming
  • OR 505 Linear Programming
  • OR 506 Algorithmic Methods In Nonlinear Programming
  • OR 531 Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I
  • OR 537 Computer Methods and Applications
  • OR 560 Stochastic Models in Industrial Engineering
  • OR 562 Simulation Modeling
  • OR 706 Nonlinear programming
  • OR 708 Integer Programming
  • OR 709 Dynamic Programming
  • 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
  • ST 516: Experimental Statistics For Engineers II, or ST 512: Experimental Statistics For Biological Sciences II

Electives (15 hours)

Five additional elective 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 your faculty advisor.

Seminar (1 hour)

Enroll in OR 601 Seminar in Operations Research for one credit hour. You are expected to attend the seminar throughout their program.