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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems

Troy, NY

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Program in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems is located in Troy, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

39
Applied
8
Accepted
3
Enrolled
21%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1

Student Body

15
Total Graduate Students
73%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (20%)

Faculty

3
Total faculty
Full-time - 3
Part-time - 0
Male (1)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Agent-based modeling, computational optimization, data mining, decision analysis, decision technologies, human factors engineering, logistics, network optimization and analysis, scheduling, simulation modeling, statistical analysis, stochastic programming
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
231,336

Location & Contact

Address 110 8th Street
Troy, NY  12180-3590
United States
Contact Dr. Thomas Sharkey
Graduate Program Director
Email: sharkt@rpi.edu
Phone: 518-276-2958

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