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The University

Virginia Commonwealth University is an urban institution of higher education located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia. It is comprised of two campuses. The Health Sciences Center Campus is located near the financial, governmental, and shopping areas of downtown Richmond. The Monroe Park Campus is two miles west in a residential area that dates from the nineteenth century. The University is committed to providing an environment in which students of diverse ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds can thrive.

Today the total University enrollment is over 30,000. The University has multiple teaching hospitals and over a dozen academic schools and colleges which offer numerous undergraduate, first-professional degree, and graduate programs. VCU has been included for the past several years in the top 100 universities in the U.S. in terms of research funds received from federal agencies.

Richmond is the capital of Virginia, and it has a rich historical heritage from the Civil War and Colonial times. Its central location is only two hours south of Washington, D.C., two hours west of Virginia Beach, and two hours east of the Blue Ridge mountains. It features several museums and many galleries, a symphony orchestra, a ballet company, a performing arts center, and other cultural attractions. Richmond is the location of several major corporations such as Philip Morris, Capital One, and Virginia Power; other companies have large facilities nearby, including Dupont and Allied Chemical.

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VCU School of Graduate Studies

VCU School of Graduate Studies: Admissions for US Citizens

VCU International Education: Admissions for students from outside of the US

VCU Degree Requirements: Master's Degree in Mathematical Sciences (Operations Research & Statistics)

VCU Schedule of Classes: Click on the semester of interest then look for "Operations Research" or "Statistics" classes

Graduate Teaching Assistantships: VCU Mathematical Sciences (OR & STAT) GTA Application


For more information:

Please send inquiries or requests for application materials to:

Dr. QiQi Lu
Master's Degree Program Director
Statistical Sciences & Operations Research
P.O. Box 843083, 1015 Floyd Avenue (Grace E. Harris Hall)
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3083
Voice: (804) 828-1304
FAX: (804) 828-8785
email: QLu2@vcu.edu