While the Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM) program offers both MS and PhD degrees, we are primarily a PhD track program. We admit a limited number of Master's students each year and do not have funding available for Master's students.
(The requirements below do NOT apply to students in the 5-year CS/CSEM integrated program. For sample degree plan for the 5-year program, please see the Integrated 5-year BS CS / MS CSEM Program page.
Students entering the Master's program are expected to have an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a natural science such as physics or chemistry.
The master's degree can be earned with approved coursework and optionally, a report or thesis. The student may fulfill any of the following options:
Thesis option: 24 credit hours of approved coursework plus 6 credit hours of thesis preparation (30 credit hours total)
Report option: 30 credit hours of approved coursework plus 3 credit hours of report preparation (33 credit hours total)
No Thesis/No Report option: Earn 36 credit hours of approved coursework without a thesis or report
Regardless of the option chosen above, the course of study must include 24 credit hours of approved coursework chosen from courses in the three CSEM concentration areas: Area A (applicable mathematics), Area B (numerical analysis and scientific computation), and Area C (mathematical modeling and applications):
All requirements of the Graduate School must also be fulfilled.
The student's overall grade point average must be 3.0 (B) or better.