The Operations Research program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers a general degree track as well as three optional degree tracks in operations management, networked systems, and analytics. All doctoral students must complete the general degree track requirements; those who choose an optional degree track will have additional, specialized requirements to fulfill.
General Degree Track
In addition to computer literacy and writing competency requirements, our rigorous curriculum includes challenging coursework, action learning, and innovative research.
You’ll take eight graduate-level classes that have been approved by the ORC co-directors, including at least two courses in optimization, at least three in applied probability and statistics, and at least one in OR modeling.You’ll put OR theory into practice through valuable, hands-on learning experiences, completing one of the following:
- Option 1: Participate in a summer internship, during which you’ll create OR models that address a real-world problem.
- Option 2: Undertake a project with an ORC faculty member, either as part of a supervised research activity or as an extra part of a regular course offering.
- Option 3: Take part in a class, for which you’ll build and implement OR models that have practical applications.
- Statistics and Machine Learning
- Operations Management
- Economics and Finance
- Transportation Systems
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Your application should include the following:
- Standard MIT application form and fee
- Statement of Objectives
- Three letters of recommendation
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test score
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and/or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores (if international)
International26725 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26725 USD per year during 24 months.
National26725 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26725 USD per year during 24 months.
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