Feb 05, 2023  
2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computational Science (Mathematics), Ph.D.

Plan of Study. Students must submit their signed, official Plan of Study Form to the Graduate School by the end of the second semester they are enrolled. The Plan of Study Forms are available at www.usm.edu/graduateschool/planofstudy.php - click on the “Plans of Study” link.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

All faculty holding Regular or Associate graduate faculty status, must complete RCR training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments. All graduate students must complete the RCR training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments the first semester there are enrolled in graduate school. The RCR policy and training information are found on the Graduate School web page – www.usm.edu/graduateschool. Contact the Dean of the Graduate School if you have any questions regarding the policy of training information.

Program Requirements

Students must complete the nine-hour core: MAT 771 - Functional Analysis for Computational Science , MAT 772 - Numerical Analysis for Computational Science , and MAT 773 - Signal Analysis for Computational Science . They must also complete the techniques courses (COS 701 , COS 702 , COS 703 ), and include two hours of Seminar (COS 740 ).

Students must meet the general requirements set forth by The Graduate School: 54 hours beyond a masters and 84 hours beyond a bachelor’s degree. A 3.0 GPA is required to graduate. For students entering the program with only a bachelor’s degree, successful completion of the master of science in mathematics is required. The following are additional requirements:

  1. Pass the comprehensive examination by the end of the sixth semester covering the core courses;
  2. Gain approval of a written prospectus from the doctoral advisory committee by the end of the fourth semester and pass qualifying examination on research prospectus;
  3. Research Tool(s): Research tool(s) are required and will be determined by the student’s doctoral committee;
  4. Successfully defend the dissertation by the end of the sixth year;
  5. Fulfill the research tool requirement as specified by the doctoral advisory committee and approved by the department chair.
  6. Continuous enrollment - Students must meet the requirement specified in the front section of this Bulletin.
  7. Residency: Students must meet residency requirements set forth in the front of this Bulletin.