The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research jointly offer the M.S. in Mathematical Sciences.
The mission of the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research is to offer a strong undergraduate and graduate education, with an increasing focus on the development of cross-disciplinary efforts that will prepare students for real-world applications and stimulating employment and career opportunities.
Students of the Mathematical Sciences (Concentration in Operations Research) program at Virginia Commonwealth University may obtain a designation on their transcripts indicating that their graduate study has emphasized the mathematics concentration by completing the requirements that are listed here. A student who has not satisfied the requirements for one of the program concentrations offered, but who has otherwise fulfilled all the requirements for a master’s degree, will be awarded a degree of Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences without any specialization.
Student learning outcomes
- Theory and application of mathematical programming
Students will demonstrate a solid foundation in the theory and application of mathematical programming and a comprehensive understanding of basic mathematical programming methods.
- Theory and application of stochastic models
Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application of stochastic models and decision analysis.
- Obtain, analyze and interpret data
Students will be able to obtain, analyze and interpret the data necessary to perform operations research projects.
- Use of software commonly used in industry
Students will be able to solve a wide variety of operations research problems employing the software commonly used in industry.
- Modeling of operations research problems
Students will identify and model situations in which operations research can be applied.
- Mathematical knowledge
Students will demonstrate proficiency in the mathematics required to perform operations research methods.
- Written communication of technical information
Students will clearly and concisely present technical information in writing.
- Oral communication of technical information
Students will clearly and concisely present technical information through oral presentations.
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- Stochastic Simulation
- Practical Optimization
- Decision and Risk Analysis
- Research and Communications Seminar
- Stochastic Processes
- 12 months
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DisciplinesMathematics View 603 other Masters in Mathematics in United States
- Personal statement
- Academic documentation
- Proof of English proficiency
- Additional academic requirements and regulations
- Foreign transcripts
- Financial certification
- Application fee
International25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
National25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State12618 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.
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