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Why ODU for Modeling and Simulation?

Explore innovative solutions for economic development, health care, and transportation issues with ODU's online computer modeling, simulation and visualization degree.

Our program provides a strong, common subject core, but also provides you with the flexibility to design a plan of study to meet your interests and goals. The result will help you transform your knowledge from theory to practice. 

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Required Courses

  • 30 credit hours

You will take 12 credits in core courses and select 18 credits of elective courses. Some electives may have prerequisites. Your program will culminate in a comprehensive exam and brief critique.

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$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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 an engineering or science discipline. If you have a different educational background, you still may apply, but additional courses may be required. You are expected to have successfully taken previous undergraduate courses in calculus and statistics and to be familiar with personal computers and MS Office tools.

Your job experience and training may be considered when we evaluate your application for prerequisite requirements. Please visit the department's website for complete admission information.

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.