The mission of the Operations Research Department is to provide premier graduate education in military operations research and to produce high-quality, objective, academically rigorous research and professional advice in support of military- and security-related operations. 

Our Department is one of the oldest, largest, and most highly respected OR departments in the U.S. It is without peer in terms of the extent to which graduate education is integrated with a commitment to solving real military problems. Our students and faculty use the latest mathematical modeling ideas and computing technology to penetrate deeply into the analysis of important real-world problems. Analysis is a key word; NPS operations researchers frequently influence decisions and serve as agents for change.



We educate analysts so that they are fully capable of conducting independent analytical studies of military problems, and to provide an educational basis for continued learning and development.

Resident Programs

  • MS in Operations Analysis
  • MS in Operational Logistics
  • MS in Systems Engineering Analysis
  • MS in Human Systems Integration (HSI)
  • PhD in Operations Research

Non-resident Programs

  • Master of Systems Analysis
  • Master of Human Systems Integration
  • Master of Cost Estimation and Analysis

Educational Opportunities

  • All degree granting programs open to qualified students
  • Open to working with stakeholders to construct programs to meet their educational requirements

See a list of OR Seminars here! (Internal users only)

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