The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, in collaboration with the Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State University (SDSU), offers a joint doctoral program in Computational Science.
Computational science is a relatively new discipline: the natural evolution of applied mathematics propelled by the impressive development of high-performance computing in recent decades. Computational science promotes a novel approach to the solution of outstanding problems in all areas of science and engineering. Its comprehensive character transcends the old boundaries between traditional scientific disciplines that once limited what an engineer could design and what a scientist could know. Subtle interactions, masses of data, and complex systems are all within the scope of the tools and ideas of computational science. Because computers are advancing in capability and capacity, computational science is a dynamic field that enables scientists to bring modern computing resources and applied mathematical techniques to bear on solving complex problems.
The program combines applied mathematics, computing, and solid training in a basic science or engineering discipline, culminating in a doctoral research project focused on an outstanding scientific problem. An optional concentration in statistics is also available.
Joint Program Guidelines. Responsibilities of students enrolled in a joint doctoral degree are provided on the registrar’s Joint Programs webpage.
Coursework. The joint degree program requires 72 units of graduate level coursework. 24 units are taken at CGU and 24 units are taken at SDSU.
Research Tools. No research tools are required.
Transfer Credit. A total of 24 units may be considereded for transfer credit from master’s level coursework completed at another another institution. The University’s policy on transfer credit applies.
University Policies. University policies detailed in the Academic Policies section of the Bulletin apply.