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The School of Operations Research and Information Engineering maintains a leading international reputation resting on core expertise in optimization, probability and statistics. The high quality of ORIE students and faculty ensure that Cornell will retain its preeminence in the world of operations research.

Graduate Programs

Doctor of Philosophy
Our Ph.D. program is rigorous academically, demanding independent investigation and achievement and characterizes original scholarly work of the highest caliber. Doctoral graduates are prepared for academic teaching and research positions and placement in the private sector.

Master of Engineering
Our Master of Engineering program is a full-time, professionally-oriented program that builds on traditional math, scientific, and engineering skills and concentrates on the application of these skills to practical problems. The M.Eng. degree requires the completion of an engineering design project in lieu of a research thesis.

Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan
Our Financial Engineering program is specifically designed to be a three-semester program (Fall-Spring-Fall), with the third (i.e., second fall) semester taking place at Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan in New York City.

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science
A four-year course of study culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Engineering.


Advanced Analysis. Optimal Results.
Cornell Operations Research harnesses the power of mathematical and computer modeling and information technology to help solve complex problems.

Recent News

Éva Tardos named editor-in-chief of ACM journal

Éva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, has been named the new...

2015 Andrew Schultz, Jr. awards go to Michael Tillman and Mary Tapscott, granddaughter of the late College of Engineering Dean.

The annual Master of Engineering award has special significance for ORIE and a 2015 recipient.

Li Wang ’15 honors Professor Peter Frazier and Wang’s high school teacher, Huiping Xie.

Recent graduate, named a Merrill Scholar, designates influential teachers in his life.

Professor Mark Lewis named Associate Dean for Diversity Programs

ORIE Professor Mark Lewis has been appointed as Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty...

Cornell Financial Engineering students win IAQF competition

Six Cornell Financial Engineering students teamed up to claim their share of first place in the...

Latest Spotlights

Earn your MEng. in Operations Research

Hear what our students, alumni and faculty have to say about the ORIE M.Eng. program.

What is OR?

Operations Research (OR) applies scientific method to the management of organized systems in business, industry, government and other enterprises.