Applied Operations Research

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Acquire an overview of operations research tools, develop competence in modeling programs, and gain hands-on experience while earning an online Graduate Certificate in Applied Operations Research. Operations research (OR) models and solution techniques provide a powerful arsenal for solving complex resource allocation and management problems. OR has been used to solve many of the scheduling, distribution, staffing and design problems in industry. Whether you’re continuing your career in operations research or just starting out, your UCF Online education will expand your knowledge in the field.

Please note: This program may be completed online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit If you have questions, please consult International Affairs and Global Strategies at 407-823-2337.

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Career Opportunities

  • operations research analyst
  • researcher

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