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WPI’s master’s in System Dynamics 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.

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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Curriculum for Master’s in System Dynamics

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.



System dynamics students develop hands-on research projects based on real-world problems. To use your skills, you’ll choose from a variety of research areas, including economics, health care delivery, information economics, marketing and industry behavior, systems thinking, and strategic planning. Students often use an issue in their workplace to apply their skills and structure their final project.

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.

Faculty Profiles


Graduate Studies Series

Learn from our enrollment team members and other guests by attending quick and convenient 30-minute webinars we designed to highlight popular topics when starting grad school. Take a deep dive into specific areas of interest such as how to funding, how to ace your application, student services, and more!

Getting Involved

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

After Graduation

Hit Go on Earning a Master’s in Systems Dynamics Now

Whether you’re still contemplating the industry or wondering about what jobs you can get with a master’s in system dynamics, we are here to guide you every step of the way. Maybe you’re rather interested in blending your interest in system dynamics with business innovation? Consider our master’s in system dynamics and innovation management, which provides students the knowledge to leverage innovation management tactics to solve real-world problems.

Apply Research to Real-World Use With a PhD

Advance your research and help students solve complex problems our world-class PhD in system dynamics. Work alongside our highly regarded faculty and tailor your plan of study with our PhD in system dynamics. You’ll have the ability to work with leaders and practitioners in the field as you rethink models and implement new, innovative solutions.

Earn a Certificate in System Dynamics

Gain a broad foundation in system dynamics with our graduate certificate in system dynamics, ideal for students interested in solving a variety of problems in public and private policy. If you’re interested in applying your knowledge of the system dynamics field to make decisions that result in innovative processes, consider earning a graduate certificate in system dynamics and innovation management. Then take the next step toward a master of science in the field.

Want to Explore System Dynamics and Systems Modeling More?

If you’ve already earned your BS and are looking to advance your studies in system dynamics and mathematics, look at WPI’s Master of Science in Systems Modeling. This sought-after area of professional expertise brings together a foundation in systems dynamics and mathematical modeling in the context of economic, social, and physical systems. You’ll gain proficiency in using computer-simulation models to understand, build, and analyze mathematical models. If your major is in a different discipline but you think system dynamics would help you in your career, consider earning a minor in system dynamics. A system dynamics minor gives you the tools you need to become proficient at using computer simulation modeling to understand how complex systems dynamics influences a policy’s success or failure. With an understanding of the individual components of system dynamics, you’ll gain invaluable insight to implement effective solutions for organizations.

Find Our More About a System Dynamics Career

Professionals who understand how to use system dynamics are applicable to the work of many industries. If you’re interested in a career in system dynamics and curious about the career outcomes for system dynamics graduates, look at WPI’s system dynamics and innovation career outlook information. Find out how WPI’s trailblazing degree programs in system dynamics and related areas will lead to a meaningful and satisfying career with organizations that value your expertise.