Operations Research Center

Operations Research Center

Operations Research Center

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building E40-107
Cambridge MA, 02139


Operations Research Center

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Application Opens:
September 15

December 15 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Fall Term (September)

Master of Science in Operations Research (SM)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • General test is optional
  • Institute code: 3514

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum score required: 7
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Minimum score required: 100 (iBT), 250 (CBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Score must be <2 years old

Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS may be available for those students who complete their undergraduate studies in the US (four years of schooling in a US university).

The majority of doctoral degree students receive funding in the form of a research assistantship (RA) during their years at the ORC. Master’s degree students are not guaranteed financial aid; however, we assist them in securing possible funding. Please see the ORC website for more information.

  • Online application
  • Statement of objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • English proficiency exam scores
  • CV or Resume

Applicants should not send published papers or any other supplemental materials.  Applicants are required to complete Subjects Taken section of the online application.

Official transcripts should be scanned and uploaded as PDF attachments to the online application. Admitted applicants will be required to provide an official sealed transcript from each college attended.

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