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The MS in Operations Research Engineering trains students in solving business problems with computers and mathematics.
|Spring 2024||September 15, 2023|
|Fall 2024||December 15, 2023|
Applicants to the master's of science programs in Operations Research Engineering are required to have a bachelor’s degree or be in the process of completing a bachelor's degree. Degrees in any engineering or engineering-related disciplines are frequently represented among our program applicants, including but not limited to the following:
- Hard Science
Applicants without a Bachelor’s degree in the preferred majors listed above will only be considered with coursework and demonstrated proficiency in the acceptable courses listed below (or equivalent).
Applications are reviewed holistically; simply taking these courses does not guarantee admission.
The following materials are required to be included with your online application:
- Personal Statement
- Letter of Recommendation (3 highly recommended)
NOTE: The GRE is not required for 2024 applications.
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The following link will take you to an overview of the tuition & fees for graduate engineering students, including payment information. Both on-campus and DEN@Viterbi students pay the same tuition
Download the Cost of Attendance to see a summary of tuition and fees by semester. The document is a typical example and the number of courses, and time to complete the program, will vary by student.
- Aptiv PLC
- Deloitte - Deloitte GPS - Core Business Operations Analyst
- Protiviti - Foundations Consultant
- Versa Product Inc - Engineer
This program is also available online to professional engineers through DEN@Viterbi. Because the DEN@Viterbi program provides a fully equivalent academic experience, the degree a USC engineering student earns is the same whether they are on-campus or online. If you are interested in beginning classes as a DEN@Viterbi student next semester, explore the requirements and steps to enrolling as a Limited Status Student. Learn More About DEN@Viterbi
Detailed Program Curriculum and RequirementsSchedule of Classes
DEN@VITERBI ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS The following courses and program requirements serve as program planning for DEN@Viterbi students. Course offerings and availability are subject to change. Please consult with advisor if you have any questions.
|All Courses Required but students may choose either ISE 582 or ISE 583 - 15 Units Total.|
|CSCI 570 | Analysis of Algorithms (4 units) - substitutes ISE 532|
|ISE 536 | Linear Programming and Extensions (3 units)|
|ISE 538 | Performance Analysis Using Markov Models (3 units)|
|ISE 580 | Performance Analysis with Simulation (3 units)|
|ISE 582 | Web Technology for Industrial Engineering OR ISE 583 (3 units)|
|ISE 583 | Enterprise Wide Information Systems OR ISE 582 (3 units)|
|Advisor Approved Electives|
|At least two courses are required - 6 units total.|
|ISE 514 | Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling (3 units)|
|ISE 520 | Optimization: Theory and Algorithms: Numerical Optimization (3 units)|
|ISE 525 | Design of Experiments (3 units)|
|ISE 562 | Decision Analysis (3 units)|
|ISE 563 | Financial Engineering (3 units)|
|ISE 576 | Industrial Ecology: Technology-Environment Interaction (3 units)|
|SAE 541 | Systems Engineering Theory and Practice (3 units)|