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Graduate Programs

Learn more about our M.Eng. & Ph.D. programs.

The School of Operations Research and Information Engineering offers a wide range of academic programs—from our master of engineering degree to our doctoral programs of study. ORIE's M.Eng. degree emphasizes professional preparation, while the Ph.D. program has a strong research orientation.

Our programs demand robust quantitative and analytical skills and provide opportunities at all degree levels for involvement in collaborative design projects and stimulating, creative research both within the School and across the University.

M.Eng. Degree 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.

M.Eng. Degree at Cornell Tech

Our Master of Engineering program in Cornell Tech is a one-year program taking place in New York City. 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.

Ph.D. Program

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.