Operations Research

(15 Credit Hours)

Graduate Certificate Operations Research

Operations research focuses on the various mathematical and analytical techniques that have proven useful in numerous organizational operational problems. The process involves forming a mathematical model, analyzing the model and making practical recommendations based on the analysis. Courses emphasize linear programming, stochastic models, queuing theory and matrix theory.

Operations research analysts are high-level problem solvers who use advanced techniques to develop solutions that help business and industry operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an employment growth between 2016 and 2024 that will be much faster than the average rate for all occupations.

To accommodate the schedules of working professionals, courses are offered during the summer, and in the late afternoon and evening. We also offer full-time and part-time options. The program can be completed in two semesters.

Our students benefit from close interaction with faculty.

Admissions Criteria

  • Official college transcripts
  • A 3.0 or higher in mathematics
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three semesters of calculus and one each of linear algebra and statistics


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Application Deadlines

Priority: January 15
Final: July 1

Priority: January 15
Final: April 1

Priority: November 1
Final: December 1

Contact Information

Alex Kasman
program director

Jiexiang Li
program director