To pursue the Operations Research M.S. through the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering graduate program, students must meet the KSU Graduate School admissions requirements, have a baccalaureate degree, and have a strong background in applied mathematics including calculus and linear algebra. The student must also have completed 3 semester credits each in introductory statistics (equivalent to K-State’s STAT 510) and introductory operations research (equivalent to K-State’s IMSE 560 or IMSE 680)*, and have knowledge of computer programming (equivalent to K-State’s CIS 200 or CIS 209). Otherwise, appropriate remedial courses will be required. GRE scores are required for all students who apply, unless they will have completed an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited program.
*If an entering student has not taken an introductory operations research course, the student should enroll in IMSE 680 – Quantitative Problem Solving Techniques, to gain this knowledge.
The formats for this program are as follows:
Operations Research Core Courses
Additional Operations Research Courses
TOTAL GRADUATE CREDITS
One core course must be taken in each of the following three areas: