Operations Research With Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Operations Research With Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines


You’re an analytical and creative thinker with an eye for improving or optimizing a system’s functionality but want to take your skills to new heights.

The Operations Research with Engineering graduate program at Mines gives you an opportunity to take that first step. This interdisciplinary program will elevate your knowledge of chemical processes and manufacturing, socioeconomic, mechanical and mining systems by giving you hands-on research experiences and the freedom to explore new techniques.

Under the leadership of top faculty and key industry and government partnerships, you will be well-suited to find success in your professional life.


7  active research
areas available


$81,189 average
base salary

upward growth

26% job growth
expected 2018-28

Requirements and Costs

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Only one letter of recommendation is required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement


  • 2023 admissions application requirements coming soon


For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Room & Board$17,496$17,496
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
**Cost per credit hour$982$2,201

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

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Career Outcomes

  • Operations research analyst
  • Operations research engineer
  • Robotic process automation engineer
  • Blue Prism
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Deloitte, Empirical Testing Corp
  • Gates Corporation
  • Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Quantitative Scientific Solutions

Degree Options

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Operations Research with Engineering


  • Operations Research with Engineering