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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computational Science, M.S.

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(Major Code: 07992) (SIMS Code: 773001)

The following materials should be submitted electronically to the Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State University. Refer to the Graduate Admissions website ( for application instructions. Consult the department website ( for details concerning required materials.

  1. Three letters of recommendation from persons in a position to judge academic ability;
  2. Personal statement of motivating interest for the program and briefly describe research interests and educational goals.
  3. Copies of unofficial transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended.

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing, the student must satisfy the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees . The student must also complete a graduate program of 30 units, of which at least 15 units must be in 600- and 700-level courses excluding 799A to include:

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .


 (3 units)

Culminating Experience

 (3 units)


Substitution of core courses is permitted based on disciplines related to student’s specialization with prior consent of program director. With prior consent of the director, 600-level courses from other departments may be used as electives, based on the student’s background and research interest.

A complete student program must be approved by the computational science program director.

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