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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computational Sciences (PhD)

Program Requirements

Complete 64 to 70 credits from at least 15 courses including 40 credits of course work from four core courses, five track courses, three electives, and four credits of research seminar; and 20 credits of dissertation research.

Track: Students must choose a track in data analytics, bioinformatics, or computational physics.
Doctoral candidacy: Pass a comprehensive examination after completion of 30 credits of course work. This examination consists of two parts; written and oral. Passing the written examination is a prerequisite to enter the oral examination.
Dissertation: Compose and defend a dissertation based on original research.

Minimum grade: No course with a grade below B may be applied toward program requirements.
Statute of limitations: Seven years.

Course Requirements

Track Courses (15 to 18 Credits)

Complete five courses. Three courses from your declared track and one course from each of the other two tracks.

Electives (9 to 12 Credits)

Complete three courses from below. Additional track courses from above may be applied toward this requirement with permission of the graduate program director.

Research Seminars (4 Credits)

Consult with you advisor for course options.

Dissertation (20 Credits)

Complete 20 credits of dissertation research by registering for a science dissertation course to be approved by your faculty advisor.