Columbia MSOR Curriculum: Courses, Electives & Concentrations

MSOR is a 30-point STEM program on a full- or part-time basis. Students may start in the Fall or Spring. There are eight concentrations, each of which requires taking 9 credits to complete. 

To facilitate academic programming, students should complete a program plan to be reviewed by their advisor. All courses are for 3 credits, unless stated otherwise.



Students must take at least 18 points of graduate work in the IEOR Department (ie, courses with the following prefixes: IEOR, CSOR, ECIE, SIEO) and at least 30 at Columbia. Students can also take electives from various schools, such as Columbia Business School, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Law School. Courses taken from the School of Professional Studies will not be counted towards your degree (ie, courses with the following prefixes: ACTU, BUSI, COPR, IKNS, SUMA, FUND, and more).