The Admission Committee reviews applicants for admissions for the Fall and Spring semesters. Applicants must have a complete application submitted to the Graduate School by the posted admission deadlines to be considered for admission.
To apply to Operations Research with Engineering (ORwE) Program, students complete the online application and select area of interest: Engineering, academic interest: Operations Research.
We strongly encourage you to meet the Fall admission priority deadline of December 15 if you are seeking funding. Fall admission decisions with funding decisions are typically determined by mid-February. Accepted applicants are invited to campus for a Graduate Visit Day in late February to mid-March. Accepted students must complete their intent to enroll by April 15th. Details about funding, Graduate Visit Day and more will be communicated directly to accepted students.
The minimum requirements for admission:
- A baccalaureate degree in engineering, applied science, or computer science with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale;
- Graduate Record Examination (Quantitative Reasoning) section score of 160 or higher. Applicants from an engineering program at Mines are not required to submit GRE scores;
- TOEFL score of 79 or higher or (550 or higher paper-based or 213 computer-based) for applicants whose native language is not English.
- There are two prerequisites required prior to beginning the degree program. They are: Programming Concepts (CSCI261or its equivalent) and Data Structures (CSCI262 or its equivalent).
The Admissions Committee may require that an admitted student complete undergraduate remedial coursework to overcome technical deficiencies. Such coursework may not count toward the graduate degree. The committee will decide whether to recommend regular or provisional admission, and may ask the applicant to come to campus for an interview.