Why ODU for Modeling and Simulation?

Explore innovative solutions for economic development, health care, and transportation issues using advanced simulations and modeling methods. ODU's online computer modeling, simulation and visualization program puts you on the cutting edge.

Our program provides a strong, common subject core while giving you the flexibility to design your study plan to meet your goals. The result will help you transform your knowledge from theory to practice.

When you graduate, you will earn a Master of Science in Engineering - Modeling and Simulation.

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Ranked #75 (tie)

Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, 2023
U.S. News & World Report

Required Courses

  • 30 credit hours minimum

You will take four core courses in modeling and simulation and select two courses in advanced topics. Your advisor will help you choose to choose four elective courses based on your area of interest. Some electives may have prerequisites.

Your program will culminate in a comprehensive exam and brief critique.

Total credit hours may vary depending on whether you need to complete any prerequisite courses. Your job experience and training may be considered when the department evaluates your application for prerequisite requirements.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$571 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Licensure Disclosure

This program is not intended to lead to a specific state-level license.

If you plan to pursue a professional license or credential, we encourage you to explore requirements through the appropriate credentialing agency or professional organization in your state.

Have questions? Please contact us through the form above to talk to an enrollment coach.

Careers in Modeling & Simulation

Our graduates are prepared to pursue careers in areas such as medicine, business, military science, government contracting, and serious gaming.

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

Ideally, you will have a bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, or science. If your bachelor's degree is in a different discipline, you may need to take additional courses. You should have successfully taken undergraduate courses in calculus and statistics. Additional application requirements are on the department's website.

If you are an international student interested in taking this program online from your home country, please contact the ODU International Admission Office for assistance.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet Your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.