Abstract for: Design of a Master of Science Degree Program in System Dynamics at WPI

Graduate degree programs in system dynamics are rare and thus of critical importance to the future of the field of system dynamics. However, to a large extent such programs have not yet been made transparent to the system dynamics community as a whole. The present paper describes the design and rationale for one such program, WPI's M. S. degree program in system dynamics. The goal of the paper is to invite feedback from the SD community about our specific program as well as to facilitate wider discussion about the appropriate content, design, and pedagogy of degree programs and courses in system dynamics.