Master of Science in Operations Research
The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE) offers eight master's degrees: the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MS IE); the Master of Science in Operations Research (MS OR); the Master of Science in Supply Chain Engineering (MS SCE); the Master of Science in Statistics (MS STAT); the Master of Science in Health Systems (MS HS); the Master of Science in Quantitative and Computational Finance (MS QCF); the Master of Science in International Logistics(MS IL) that is part of the executive program; and Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering (MS CSE).
Three of these programs are interdisciplinary: MS QCF (joint with School of Mathematics, College of Business), MS STAT (joint with School of Mathematics) and MS SCE (joint with College of Computing, School of Mathematics). All proposed master's degree programs require thirty semester hours with the exception of MS IL and MS QCF (thirty-six hours) and MS HS (thirty-three hours). None of these MS programs contains a thesis option.
A student seeking a master's degree must have a bachelor's degree and typically one earned in engineering, science, mathematics, or some other field that provides an adequate background for the successful completion of one of ISyE's programs. Students having backgrounds from unaccredited degree programs or in programs that are found lacking in relative substance can expect to first take preliminary coursework in order to elevate their preparation to the level required. The prerequisite coursework for the various master's degrees includes strong performance in probability, statistics, linear algebra, and calculus.
Every MS curriculum is based on core classes offered from the School of ISyE, as well as electives offered by ISyE and other Georgia Tech schools in engineering and science. The MS SCE, MS QCF, and MS IL are professional degree programs with separate curriculums from the other regular MS degrees.