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