Operations Research Graduate Certificate

Your ticket to unlocking boundless opportunities. 

At the College of Charleston, we pride ourselves on delivering a comprehensive Operations Research Certificate program that equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a sought-after operations research analyst. You will be ready to take your career to the next level.

Why earn your Operations Research Graduate Certificate at the College of Charleston?

We believe in offering our graduates an exceptional return on their investment, and here's how we do it:
  • Cutting-Edge Curriculum: Our program is designed to give you a deep understanding of mathematical and analytical techniques. These techniques are proven to solve real-world organizational operational problems. You'll delve into topics such as linear programming, stochastic models, queuing theory and matrix theory.
  • Flexible Scheduling: We understand the demands of working professionals. That's why we offer courses during the summer and in the late afternoon and evening. This allows you to pursue your education while balancing your career.
  • Full-Time and Part-Time Options: Whether you want to complete your certificate in a hurry or prefer a more flexible pace, we have full-time and part-time options to suit your needs. You can complete the program in just two semesters.
  • Faculty Interaction: Our students benefit from close interaction with our dedicated faculty. We believe in fostering a supportive learning environment where you can engage with experts who are passionate about your success.
  • High Growth Field: Operations research analysts are in high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a much faster employment growth rate for this field. By joining our program, you'll position yourself for a thriving career in problem-solving and efficiency enhancement.

Careers & Outcomes

Don't miss out on the chance to advance your career and make a significant impact on businesses and industries. Apply for this certificate program and become a high-level problem solver! Enjoy the benefits of flexible scheduling, expert guidance and a promising job market. Your future starts here.

How to Apply

The entire application process is online. The documents outlined below are required components of the application. A file is not complete until all documents have been submitted and processed, so read carefully and prepare your application materials in advance of applying. 
  • Dates & Deadlines


    • Priority: January 15 
    • Final: July 1 


    • Priority: January 15 
    • Final: April 1 


    • Priority: November 1 
    • Final: December 1 
  • Admission Criteria

    • Official college transcripts 
    • A 3.0 or higher in mathematics 
    • Two letters of recommendation 
    • Three semesters of calculus and one each of linear algebra and statistics