I want to apply for MS/PhD program in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research for Fall 2012.
Undergraduate: Top IE school in the middle east
Courses: Probability, Statistics, Operations Research (2 Courses taught by Prof. Katta Murty from Ann Arbor), Production Planning, Quality Control, Simulation, Facilities Planning, Scheduling, Supply Chain Modeling, Stochastic Processes
GPA: 3.91 (Major GPA=3.96)
GRE: Still did not give yet but based on several practice tests, I expect a 750-800 on quantitative, 550-600 on verbal, hard to predict AW
Recommenders: 2 studied from georgia tech, 1 is a professor at ann arbor and studied from UC Berkeley
Research: Analyzed a combinatorial problem in inventory management using heuristics programmed on Matlab and exact methods programmed on GAMS as part of an undergraduate research course
Currently, I have the following universities in my list:
1) MIT ORC (I know it's a long shot)
2) Georgia Tech ISYE
3) UC Berkeley IEOR
4) Stanford MSIE
5) Viriginia Tech
Can you please advise whether I should apply for a MS/PhD option or should I only consider MS in order to maximize my chance of acceptance? Can you also advise on the best number of universities I should apply to in order to get at least one acceptance? What other universities should I add to the list in order to maximize my chance of acceptance based on my qualifications?
Edited by ORSMZ, 05 August 2011 - 12:38 AM.