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WPI’s Master of Science in System Dynamics degree helps accomplished professionals understand the complexities of structures and how they impact outcomes.

Currently, we are not accepting new students into the Master of Science in System Dynamics degree. The program is undergoing revision. However, those interested can still register to take courses as non-WPI/non-degree-seeking students and have that course apply later. Click sign up below to be added to the contact list about the revised program.

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WPI’s MS in System Dynamics program is the only one of its kind in the nation and offers a course list regarded internationally regarded for its diversity. Our flexible program helps accomplished professionals develop the insight and the tools needed to improve the strategic performance of organizations.

You’ll identify and solve problems by understanding the big-picture system structure and learning how system changes impact long-term outcomes. You’ll master this approach as you use system dynamics computational models to predict change and make decisions that are both positive and productive. Students may also apply for a BS/MS in system dynamics for an accelerated degree option.

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Our connected and engaged faculty show you how to apply system dynamics concepts to real-world situations, and our interactive online coursework teaches you the foundations of system dynamics. Using the latest software, students become proficient in system dynamics modeling tools.

Experienced and practicing system dynamics faculty teach courses such as Strategic Modeling and Business Dynamics, Project Dynamics, and Environmental Dynamics. An advisor helps you personalize your degree to best suit your career goals and job prospects.

See the graduate course schedule under Social Science/Policy Studies for current offerings.


Using cutting-edge approaches with computer simulation and system dynamics modeling, students in WPI’s system dynamics program work on challenging social and technical issues.
The system dynamics program offers an academic path in areas as varied as national security, organizational design, economic development, Lean deployment, or healthcare. Students investigate, understand, predict, and model improved outcomes of the complex and nuanced behaviors that are at the basis of systems around the globe.
If the person is driven and wants to learn more about computational modeling to improve business, environmental, or civic processes I would suggest that they pursue graduate courses in system dynamics.
Munaf Aamir
National Infrastructure Simulations and Analysis Center (NISAC)
Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico