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MS in Operations Research

Faculty members and postdoctoral researchers in the Department of Mathematics meet in Nightingale Hall in January. The team is working on a project to engage young scientists through research, scholarship, and mentoring opportunities. Left to right: Associate professor Emanuele Macri, associate professor Ana-Maria Castravet, professor Valerio Toledano Laredo, Zelevinsky Research Instructor Laure Flapan, and professor Ivan Loseu. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

    This program seeks to train students in the basic techniques and theory of operations research and their applications to real-world problems. Graduates should have developed their analytical skills to attack complex, large-scale optimization problems of both a deterministic and stochastic nature. Eight 4-semester-hour graduate courses are required for this degree. Previous course work will be evaluated to determine proficiency in certain content areas and degree plan may be tailored accordingly. In some cases, a student may be required to take an assessment exam to determine content and knowledge proficiency. No course can be used to satisfy both a requirement and an elective. To qualify for degree conferral, a minimum cumulative average of 3.000, equivalent to a grade of B, must be obtained. Some courses listed for this program are offered in the College of Engineering or the College of Computer and Information Systems.

    The hallmark of a Northeastern education is its Cooperative Education Program, and the Applied Mathematics and Operations Research programs are pleased to offer an optional co-op experience for its master degree students.

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