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Computational & Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.)

The doctoral program in computational and applied mathematics offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is designed to produce applied mathematicians and statisticians who can meet the growing demand for analytical and computational skills in traditional scientific and multi-disciplinary fields. Students in the program can choose to pursue an option in either applied mathematics, statistics, or biostatistics.

Computational & Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.)


Description


What is Computational & Applied Mathematics at ODU like?

The doctoral program in computational and applied mathematics offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is designed to produce applied mathematicians and statisticians who can meet the growing demand for analytical and computational skills in traditional scientific and multi-disciplinary fields. Students in the program can choose to pursue an option in either applied mathematics, statistics, or biostatistics.

Program Highlights


What makes Computational & Applied Mathematics at ODU unique?

  • ODU is one of the few institutions around the world that offers a Computational and Applied Mathematics graduate program, rather than a traditional mathematics program.

  • Coursework for the Ph.D. degree contains a significant component in Big Data Analytics

  • Distinguished by its connections to Modeling and Simulation research throughout the campus

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary

$84,710

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Mathematicians

$104,700

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.

Statisticians

$88,980

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

Operations Research Analysts

$86,510

MEDIAN SALARY


Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Computational & Applied Mathematics at ODU?

MATH 617:
Measure and Integration


An introduction to measure theory and integration theory with special emphasis on Lebesgue measure and the Lebesgue integral including Fatou's Lemma, the Monotone Convergence Theorem and the Dominated Convergence Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 518.

MATH 899:
DISSERTATION


No course description information available.

STAT 626:
Mathematical Statistics II


An introduction to statistical inference. Principles of data reduction, sufficiency, completeness, ancillary, likelihood principle, point estimation, method of moments, maximum likelihood and Bayes estimation, Cramer-Rao inequality, hypothesis testing, likelihood ratio tests, Bayesian tests, most powerful tests, Neyman-Pearson Lemma, interval estimates, pivotal quantities, asymptotic evaluations, consistency and asymptotic relative efficiency. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in STAT 625.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Computational & Applied Mathematics at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Computational & Applied Mathematics should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

The Ph.D. requires 57 credit hours of course work beyond the bachelor’s degree (24 credit hours beyond the master’s degree) selected to fulfill an option in applied mathematics, statistics or biostatistics. At the end of the course work the student must pass a Ph.D. Candidacy Examination. A doctoral dissertation representing an achievement in research and a significant contribution to the field is required. Students must take a minimum of 24 hours of such research credit. A public defense of the dissertation is the final requirement.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Name:

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Location:

2107 ENGR & COMP SCI BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4378


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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