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

Computational Science, Data Science Concentration, M.S.

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(Major Code: 07992) (SIMS Code: 773011)

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.

The concentration focuses on data science. Students entering the program should have background in modeling, programming, simulation, or statistics. The student must complete a graduate program of 30 units to include the following:

Advancement to Candidacy

Approval Thesis/Project proposal by Student Thesis/Project committee. All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Research (3 Units)

Project (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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