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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 a rigorous and academically-demanding program that involves independent investigation of open problems with the purpose of creating original scholarly work of the highest caliber. Doctoral graduates are prepared for academic teaching and research positions and placement in the private sector. Operations Research field-faculty at the Ithaca Campus, as well as at Cornell Tech (in NYC) , advise Ph.D. students. All Ph.D. students complete their foundational course work in Ithaca during the first one or two years. Ph.D. students that would like to work with advisors located at Cornell Tech move to New York City after finishing their foundational course work.

Master of Engineering in Ithaca
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.

Master of Engineering at Cornell Tech (NYC)
Our Master of Engineering program at Cornell Tech is a one-year program on our NYC campus. This is a professionally-oriented program specifically designed to create experts that can use algorithms, computational tools and large amounts of data to provide business intelligence for the fast-faced, data-driven tech world. The program fully takes places at Cornell Tech.

Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan
Our Financial Engineering program is specifically designed to be a three-semester program (Fall-Spring-Fall), with the first and second semesters taking place in Ithaca and 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.

OUR RESEARCH

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

ORIE's 50th anniversary celebration

Save the date -- April 15-16 -- for ORIE's 50th anniversary celebration

ORIE Celebrates Thirty Years of Experiential Learning

ORIE faculty and associates have pioneered ways to help students learn from firsthand experience

ORIE marks Bruce Turnbull’s retirement with a symposium and dinner

“Turnbull TakeOff!” honors ORIE’s 1971 PhD graduate and professor for 40 years

ORIE Merrill Scholar Elisa Long '03 derives lessons on low probability events from her life experience

Now a UCLA professor, Long writes an Op-Ed about "life, death and 'The Price is Right.'"

Latest Spotlights

Earn your M.Eng. 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.