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Operations Research, Graduate Minor

The interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Operations Research is designed to provide advanced problem solving skills and knowledge in the general areas of operations research and optimization to enable their application to effectively address the present day problems of business, computer science, management science, and engineering.  This program can serve as an effective and focused supplement to existing graduate programs in the participating departments.  The required courses are offered by the participating Departments of Business Information Systems and Operations Management, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science.

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to graduate degree programs in the participating departments and the M.B.A. program who are in good standing, are eligible for the Minor in Operations Research.

Minor Requirements

  • Declaration of the minor, preferably by the end of the first semester of graduate study.
  • Formation of a Program Committee: Students who elect to minor in Operations Research will select a participating faculty member as a member of their regular graduate committee.  A list of participating faculty will be available from the Graduate Program Director of the Minor in Operations Research.
  • Fulfill the requirements of a participative degree program and the following courses.

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Select one course from two of the following areas, selected with the advice and knowledge of the student’s program committee:


Course waivers and transfer credit will be considered on an individual basis.

Grade Requirements

Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA in courses applied to the minor.