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Mathematical Sciences (Concentration in Operations Research)

Virginia Commonwealth University

12 months
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25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
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About

The Mathematical Sciences (Concentration in Operations Research) program at Virginia Commonwealth University offers maximum flexibility by allowing students, in consultation with their graduate committees, to design a course of study that will best develop competence in those areas most relevant to their scholarly and professional objectives. 

Overview

Program goal

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Optimization 
  • Stochastic Simulation 
  • Practical Optimization
  • Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Research and Communications Seminar
  • Stochastic Processes

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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