This graduate certificate provides knowledge, tools, and techniques to those who work or plan to work in the field of computational modeling.

The graduate certificate may only be pursued on a part-time basis.


For admission into the certificate program, applicants must meet minimum entrance requirements for the MS in operations research, the MS in statistical science, or the PhD in computational sciences and informatics.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Courses taken for this certificate can count toward a master's degree in operations research or statistics or a PhD in computational sciences and informatics. One must be concurrently enrolled in the program for courses to count toward the certificate and the other degree.

Banner Code: VS-CERG-CCM

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 12

Required Courses

OR 541Operations Research: Deterministic Models3
OR 635Discrete System Simulation3
OR 682Computational Methods in Engineering and Statistics3
or MATH 685 Numerical Analysis
Total Credits9


Select one from the following:3
Linear and Nonlinear Modeling in the Natural Sciences
Operations Research: Stochastic Models
System Methodology and Modeling
Modeling, Simulation, and Gaming
Modern Systems Theory
Dynamical Systems
Total Credits3