Ph.D. Minor in Operations Research

A Ph.D. minor program in Operations Research is available for doctoral students in graduate programs who find it advantageous to include advanced quantitative methods of systems analysis in their program of study and have been approved to do so by their doctoral committee.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for a minor in Operations Research, students must satisfy the requirements of the industrial engineering program, meet same prerequisites as the M.S. dual-title degree, and meet the following minimum requirements:

Stochastic/Statistical Methods - 6 credits

Stochastic Processes - minimum of 3 credits

Statistical Methods - minimum of 3 credits

Optimization - 6 credits

Linear Programming - minimum of 3 credits

Integer Programming

Mathematical Programming

Nonlinear Programming

Dynamic Programming

Computational Methods - 3 credits

Numerical Methods

Simulation Methods

Operations Research Colloquium

Students must take one credit of OR 590: Operations Research Colloquium, for each year the student takes to complete his/her masters degree. The maximum number of required credits of OR 590 for the Ph.D. with Operations Research minor is 4.

Note: A minimum of 6 credits must be taken in the 500 series for this minor.

For additional information, please visit the Operations Research program website or M. Jeya Chandra, Chair of Operations Research, 814-863-2358.

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