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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

Cornell Financial Engineering students win IAQF competition

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

Seven Ph.D. candidates make the transition from student to colleague

Research on diverse topics leads to a time-honored tradition.

Dai named Leon C. Welch Professor in Engineering

The Cornell Board of Trustees has elected Jim Dai as the Leon C. Welch Professor in Engineering.

Omega Rho inducts 15 new members

At a luncheon in May, 15 ORIE students were inducted into the Omega Rho International Honor Society.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Gives $100 Million to Cornell Tech

Cornell Tech, the applied sciences graduate school of Cornell University, is expected to announce a...

Latest Spotlights

30 Years of Experiential Learning

On September 1 and 2, 2015, the faculty of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering in the College of Engineering will hold an event entitled “Thirty Years of Experiential Learning.”

Turnbull TakeOff!

Please join us in celebrating Bruce Turnbull's retirement.