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. To qualify for a minor in Operations Research, students must satisfy the requirements of their graduate major programs, meet the same prerequisites as the M.S. dual-title degree, and meet the coursework requirements.
The minimum requirements for the Ph.D. degree with a minor in Operations Research are:
- 6 credits in Stochastic/Statistical Methods including a minimum of 3 credits in each of the areas of statistical methods and stochastic processes.
- 6 credits in Optimization.
- 3 credits in Computational Methods.
Check the approved OR classes.
Note: a minimum of 6 must be taken in the 500 series. Please note that these are in addition to the requirements for the Ph.D. in the major.
The doctoral committee for a student seeking a minor in Operations Research must have at least one member who is a member of the Operations Research faculty (see OR Faculty).