Operations Research

A Ph.D. with a master’s in Operations Research along the way:

Semester 1

OPER 527 (Optimization I)
STAT 513 (Mathematical Statistics I)
MATH 556 (Graph Theory I)

Credits: 9
Cumulative:9

Semester 2

OPER 639 (Practical Optimization)
STAT 613 (Stochastic Processes)
OPER 627 (Optimization II)
STAT 514 (Mathematical Statistics II)

Credits: 12
Cumulative: 21

Summer:

SYSM 697 (Directed Research)

Credits: 3
Cumulative: 24

Semester 3

OPER 528 (Stochastic Simulation)
OPER 690 (??? Math 690?)
OPER 731 (Discrete Optimization, OPER 527 is the prereq)
SYSM 681 (required SYSM thesis writing sequence)

Credits: 10
Cumulative: 34

Finish master’s.

Semester 4

OPER 732 (Optimization Under Uncertainty)
STAT 625 (Applied Multivariate Analysis)
SYSM 697 (Directed Research)
SYSM 682 (required SYSM thesis writing sequence)

Credits: 10
Cumulative: 44

Semester 5

STAT 725 (Advanced Multivariate Statistical Methods)
SYSM 697 (Directed Research)
OPER 697 (Directed Research)
SYSM 683 (required SYSM thesis writing sequence)

Credits: 10
Cumulative: 54

Submit Qualifying Portfolio, defend proposal.

Semester 6

SYSM 798 (Dissertation Research)
Credits: 9

Cumulative: 63

Semester 7

SYSM 798 (Dissertation Research)

Credits: 9
Cumulative: 72

Semester 8

SYSM 798 (Dissertation Research)

Credits: 9
Cumulative: 81

Semester 9

SYSM 798 (Dissertation Research)

Credits: 9 Cumulative 90