Master Data-Driven Decision Making

Gain a competitive edge with our M.S. in OR and Analytics and empower organizations to become more effective and productive in the age of Big Data.

Key program takeaways

10 Courses

With Industry-Leading Faculty

July 15

Application Deadline for Fall


Explore our Learning Formats

30 Credit Hours

To Complete Your Master's

About the program

Our M.S in OR and Analytics is at the forefront of leveraging advanced quantitative methods to drive effective decision-making across diverse industries.

At SMU Lyle, our program equips students with the analytical prowess and computational skills necessary to tackle complex organizational challenges in areas such as supply chain management, healthcare, finance, and more. You’ll gain hands-on experience through case-studies and industry partnerships, applying analytical and computational techniques such as mathematical modeling, probability, statistics, optimization, and machine learning. Our multidisciplinary approach ensures graduates are prepared to navigate the dynamic landscape of data-driven decision-making.

To learn more about the program, contact Program Director, Dr. Halit Uster


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The SMU Lyle Difference

  • Versatile

    Learn advanced quantitative methods that increase productivity and address challenges across nearly every industry.

  • Impactful

    Make an impact across supply chain, logistics, manufacturing, production, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, finance, and more.

  • Practical

    Tackle real-world operations research challenges and projects through case-studies and industry partnerships



Student Experience

Leading Faculty

Leading Faculty

Learn from experts, interact in sync sessions, and gain insights from industry leaders.

Professional Certification - SE

24/7 Resource Access

Access degree program information anytime with our Canvas platform.

Flexible Learning - OR and Analytics

Flexible Learning

With LyleAnywhere™, enjoy flexibility in your education, choosing from various learning formats and schedules to accommodate your lifestyle.

Jobs You Can Land

Graduates are equipped with the skills to oversee complex projects, implement innovative strategies, effectively lead diverse engineering teams, and drive organizational success in industry, government, or academia



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Envisioning a brighter future? Think grad school at SMU, where you join a lifelong family network and see immediate returns on your educational investment. Take your next big step at SMU.



Admissions Requirements


In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy the following additional requirements:

· A B.S. in engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science, economics or a related technical field.

· Previous coursework that includes satisfactory completion of at least six credit hours of calculus, three credit hours of linear algebra and three credit hours of computer      programming in a high-level language. (Generally, a Bachelor of Business Administration does not provide sufficient background.)

· Official GRE graduate school admission test results with a minimum 80th percentile quantitative score.



Tuition and Fees

For a complete graduate cost per semester click here.

Application Deadlines

The next start date is August 2024. The deadline for applications is July 15.

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