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Master's Degree Programs

The Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department offers three master's degrees:

  • Master of Science in Systems Science (SS)
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Systems Engineering (HSE)

Proposed course of study forms specific to each option above can be found here. Different options are available to meet different backgrounds and needs. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department if there are questions about differences between the options.

All Master's degree options above require the completion of 30 credits. Students will pursue the path best suited for them with help from their advisor. Program completion can be achieved through:

  • Completion of 9 advisor-approved graduate courses and a termination project
  • Completion of 8 advisor-approved graduate courses and a thesis

Students in the Master of Science in Systems Science program must complete the following core courses:

  • SSIE 500 Computational Tools
  • SSIE 501 Introduction to Systems Science
  • SSIE 505 Applied Probability & Statistics
  • SSIE 520 Modeling & Simulation OR SSIE 523 Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems

You read about the experiences of other students previously in the Systems Science program here.

Students in the Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering program must complete the following core courses:

  • SSIE 505 Applied Probability & Statistics
  • SSIE 510 Enterprise Systems Engineering
  • SSIE 520 Modeling & Simulation
  • SSIE 553 Operations Research OR SSIE 561 Quality Assurance for Engineers

A Health Systems Concentration is available for both Master's programs. It is designed for professional or leadership roles in healthcare, including hospital operations management, health systems engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health information technology, consulting, and health policy. You can read testimonials from prior students of the health systems concentration programs here. The health systems concentration also exists as a one-year executive program in Manhattan.

In addition to the required courses of the respective Systems Science or Industrial and Systems Engineering programs, students in the Health Systems Concentration must also:

  • SSIE 537 Industrial & Systems Engineering in Healthcare
  • At least one other advisor-approved healthcare elective

The Master of Science in Healthcare Systems Engineering provides a balance of theory and practical knowledge for the practice of the profession and/or for advancement to a doctoral program. In recognition of the high concentration of healthcare providers in the greater Binghamton area, this program has been structured to serve both full- and part-time graduate students. This program prepares individuals for professional or leadership roles in various healthcare areas, including hospital operations management, health systems engineering, health information technology and consulting. Students in this program will attain a wide variety of industrial and systems engineering tools and skill sets, such as modeling and simulation, statistical process control, data science, reliability modeling, scheduling, human factors, and optimization, among others.

Six required courses include 9 credits of core ISE courses and 9 credits of core health systems courses:

  • SSIE 505. Applied Probability and Statistics
  • SSIE 520. Modeling and Simulation
  • SSIE 561. Quality Assurance for Engineers
  • SSIE 534 Fundamentals of Health Systems
  • SSIE 537 Industrial and Systems Engineering in Health Care
  • SSIE 538 Healthcare Financial Engineering

Last Updated: 7/17/18