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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Credit Hours
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Master the future from concept to solution

As our world grows more complex, solving its toughest challenges demands innovative solutions. Modeling and simulation play a crucial role in this process by enhancing our understanding and prediction accuracy of complicated issues. By harnessing mathematical models and advance computational methods, with human in the center, practitioners can simulate various scenarios in virtual or physical form then analyze extensive datasets to uncover hidden patterns and insights. This approach not only deepens our comprehension of complex problems but also enables us to develop more effective solutions for addressing global challenges head-on.

UCF Online’s Master of Science in Modeling and Simulation is a trans-discipline program intended for those who wish to pursue a career in a multitude of fields including academia, government, defense, healthcare, and entertainment. Through the Modeling and Simulation MS, you will be equipped with the skills required to build simulations to analyze complex scenarios. While not required, the Modeling and Simulation master’s program offers the opportunity to specialize your program of study in a growing number of areas, including Behavioral Cyber Security, Computer Visualization, Digital Twins, Healthcare, Human Systems, Immersive Environments, Instructional and Training Simulations, Logistics and Supply Chains, and more.

The online Master of Science in Modeling and Simulation is designed for both working professionals interested in advancing their careers and career academics. As a mostly synchronous program, you will remotely engage in the same quality academic programming as your on-campus counterparts. Request information and get started today.

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Mostly Synchronous. Virtual meetings may be required.
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Time Requirement: About 8 to 10 hours per week per course.
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Thesis and non-thesis options available

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Understanding Humans for Modeling and Simulation

Examine human cognition, the human perceptual system, ergonomics, and how humans and computing systems can connect through the process of user-centered design and analysis.

Explore perspectives on the theory and practice of modeling and simulation with emphasis on specific topics of current interest.

Engage in the foundations, examples, hands-on tools to implement solutions to various problems using three different categories of simulation: discrete event simulation, continuous simulation, and agent-based simulation.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Design and construct simulations to analyze complex problems to produce solutions.
  • Understand how variables and human input impact various scenarios.
  • Equip yourself with tools and techniques to successfully build simulations.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2021 - 2031

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Simulation Manager
  • Simulation Specialist
  • simulation analyst
  • software developer
  • systems engineer