Jun 20, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computational Science (Mathematics), PhD

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The doctoral degree in Computational Science with an emphasis in mathematics prepares students for either academic or professional careers within fields in which computational mathematics plays an essential role. The program combines the power of mathematics, physics, and computer science to train students to be successful in such careers, by providing them with the opportunity to engage in research activity that transcends disciplinary boundaries.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the Admission Requirements and Procedures , applicants must submit GRE scores. Applicants whose native language is not English must earn a TOEFL score of at least 550 (TOEFL PBT), 217 (TOEFL CBT), or 80 (TOEFL iBT), or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

  • Official GRE Test Scores
  • Resumè
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

Students must comply with the General Degree Requirements  prescribed by the Graduate School, and follow the policies listed under General Academic Information .  In addition, the following requirements must be satisfied:

  1. If entering the program with a bachelor’s degree, completion of the Master of Science in Mathematics.
  2. A comprehensive examination covering the core courses by the end of the sixth semester.
  3. Approval of a dissertation prospectus from the doctoral graduate committee by the end of the fourth semester.
  4. A qualifying examination on the dissertation prospectus.
  5. Completion of research tool requirements, as specified by the doctoral committee.
  6. Successful defense of the dissertation by the end of the eighth year.

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