# graduate program

## Masters program

The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research and the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics jointly offer the Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences. The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research offers concentrations in operations research and statistics.

## Doctoral program

The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research and the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics offer the Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Modeling and Analysis focusing on the development of the mathematical and computational skills used to model and analyze real-world systems.

## Operations research

The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research offers operations research courses which cover topics such as linear programming, integer programming, network modeling, decision analysis, risk analysis, simulation, and data mining. Emphasis is placed on mathematical techniques as well as practical applications. Depending on their interests, students can take additional courses in mathematics, computer science, statistics, engineering, or economics. It is recommended that students contemplating study in operations research have a background that includes multivariate calculus, linear algebra, probability, and computer programming.

## Statistics

The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research offers statistics courses which cover topics such as regression analysis, design of experiments, data mining, Bayesian theory and methods, multivariate statistics, time series analysis and response surface methods. These courses consist of a blend of mathematical theory and application. Depending on their interests, students can take additional courses in mathematics, computer science, operations research, engineering, finance or economics. It is recommended that students contemplating study in statistics have a background that includes multivariate calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and computer programming.