The Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Modeling and Analysis focuses on the development of the mathematical and computational skills used to model and analyze real-world systems. Faculty and students will engage and collaborate to contribute to the knowledge base used in the fields of science, medicine, business and engineering. The continued development of operations research, statistics, discrete mathematics and mathematical biology is critical to scientific advancement in the 21st century.

The doctoral curriculum enables students to expand the frontiers of knowledge through original, relevant research involving quantitative and qualitative complex systems derived from real, contemporary problems facing our world.

The program is offered jointly by the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research and the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.


Sarah Minucci receives poster award SIAM SEAS Regional Conference!

Chelsea Mitchell SREB Doctoral Scholar Spotlight:

Student Spotlight: Marcella Torres:

SYSM Doctoral Program Produces Interdisciplinary Researchers.

Congratulations Sepehr Piri, August 2017 PhD graduate! Read about Sepehr in Amstat News.

Congratulations Shushan "Nika" Lazaryan! Read about her in VCU News.

Congratulations Derick Rivers! Read about him in the College of Humanities and Sciences Alumni Spotlight. He is also a 2015 Top 10 Under 10 VCU Alumni!

Congratulations Sudharshana Apte! Read about her in the College of Humanities and Sciences Alumni Spotlight. She is also a 2016 Top 10 Under 10 VCU Alumni!

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Read an interview of alumnus Sudharshana Apte, Ph.D. OR/MS Today

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