A minor program in Operations Research is available for students pursuing a Masters degree in graduate programs who find it advantageous to include advanced quantitative methods of systems analysis in their program of study and have been approved to do so by their doctoral committee. To qualify for a minor in Operations Research, students must satisfy the requirements of their graduate major programs, meet the same prerequisites as the M.S. dual-title degree, and meet the coursework requirements. Any student wishing to pursue a minor in OR should fill out the application form found in the Admissions section of the Operations Research website and submit it to the Chair of the Operations Research Program.
The minimum requirements for the Masters minor in Operations Research are:
- 3 credits in Stochastic/Statistical Methods
- 3 credits in Optimization.
- 3 credits in Computational Methods.
- 1 credit in the OR 590 Colloquium for each year on campus (up to a maximum of 2).
Check the approved OR classes.
Note: a minimum of 3 credits must be taken at the 500 level. 6 of these 9 credit requirements must be taken in addition to the requirements for the graduate major.