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General Degree Requirements

SM Program

PhD Program

Subject Offerings

Funding Resources

Admission

Open CourseWare

UROP Opportunities

General Degree Requirements

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This page lists the requirements of our graduate programs for written English competency as well as computer literacy.

Master's Degree Program

The master's degree (SM) program prepares graduates for a professional career that usually involves applications of operations research. The core graduate curriculum for the master's degree in operations research consists of applied probability, applied statistics and optimization modeling.

Doctoral Degree Program

The doctoral degree (PhD) program in operations research enables candidates to contribute to advanced research and state-of-the-art knowledge in a selected field. The program provides both a thorough background in the theory of OR as well as in developing and applying OR methods in practice.

Subject Offerings

There are a wide range of MIT subject offerings in Probabilistic Modeling, Applied Operations Research, Transportation Systems, Economics and Finance, Optimization, Operations Management, and Applied Statistics.

Funding Resources

Funding for the graduate students in the OR Center usually comes in the form of Research Assistantships or Teaching Assistantships. In addition, there are a wide range of scholarships and fellowships for which the OR Center students can apply.

Admission

Applications to the OR Center are due December 15th. The OR Center requires the General GRE and the TOEFL exam for any student whose primary language is not English. For answers to some general questions related to admission, please see the Admission FAQ.

Open CourseWare

Open CourseWare is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. There are a large number of OR-related MIT courses available via Open CourseWare.

UROP Opportunities

MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program invites undergraduates to work with MIT faculty on research-based intellectual collaborations. UROP opportunities for credit in Operations Research should be arranged in the department of the advising faculty member.

 

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