Program Overview

Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers a Master of Science in Systems Dynamics Degree that is well suited for students who wish to become more competent in the systems dynamics field. Students will gain the skills in order to make effective decisions, implement policy changes, and understand market changes. Graduates of this certification will be fully prepared to work and apply their learned skills in the systems dynamics field. This raised knowledge is necessary for employment in today’s systems dynamics career field and gives students a competitive edge while applying for jobs. This program is perfect for individuals who are already working within this field and want to enhance their performance or those who wish to enter.

The Master of Science in Systems Dynamics Degree Program consists of 30 total credit hours  and may be completed part-time. Students must take required courses, elective courses, and subject related courses. The two required courses include System Dynamics Foundation and Modeling and Experimental Analysis of Complex Problems. Level A and Level B courses that students may select from include Model Analysis and Evaluation Techniques, Strategic Modeling and Business Dynamics, Latent Structures Unintended Consequences and Public Policy, Strategy Dynamics, Environmental Dynamics, Project Dynamics, and Macroeconomic Dynamics. Students may choose one to three elective courses that vary in subject related topics. These courses are designed to ensure that graduates are well prepared to handle tasks within the systems dynamics career field.

This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. An undergraduate degree from an accredited university is required in order for students to be considered for the program.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    Students are eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Systems Dynamics Degree programs in System Dynamics if they have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

    School Overview

    Situated on an 80 acre campus in the historic town of Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of a small group of Polytechnic universities in the country, dedicated to educating students in the fields of engineering, science management and humanities. Founded in 1865, shortly after the end of the civil war, WPI was founded at a time when America was approaching a period of industrial and technological growth. WPI’s founders desired to develop a university that could develop a new class of engineering, scientific and entrepreneurial professionals.

    WPI offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the following schools:

    • School of Arts & Sciences
    • Foisie School of Business
    • School of Engineering

    Many certificates and master's degrees are available in fully online formats through the department of Online Graduate Programs.


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