Computational Science

MS-Computational Science   (MS-CPSI)

Tracks available:

Computational Linguistics
Computational Business Analytics
Computational Biology 

Computational Science is a new exciting field that is interdisciplinary in approach with applications in the science and engineering fields as well as other disciplines where sophisticated computation is necessary.

The master's degree program in computational science is an interdisciplinary program involving various subject areas including computer science, biology, business, and linguistics. This program deals with complex real world problems whose solution cannot be found through single discipline approach, but only through multidisciplinary approach to be tackled. This scientific focus identifies and solves complex problems through computer applications of mathematical modeling and quantitative analyses, unlike the field of computer science per se which concentrates on a study of computers, computation and data processing.

A unique aspect of this program compared to a conventional degree in computer science is that extensive internship training is required as a part of the degree requirement. The computer science department is the hosting department for this program and will collaborate with several supporting departments to offer various required and elective courses in the related disciplines.

Online Masters Program in Computational Science 

Would you like to pursue a degree program with which you feel confident that you find cutting edge jobs and earn high salaries? How does it sound to study computer science that will be expected to create increasingly more jobs? Further, how does it sound to add a Master’s degree in Computational Science to your CV that will increase your chances of earning high salaries? Even further yet, how do you like to do your studies online at the convenience of your home, timing, and pace? If your answers to these questions are all yes, then we have a program that will work for you.

Our online Computational Science MS program has the same course structure and options that our face to face program offers. 

Complete a Master’s degree at your own pace, at your own place! You will be able to take classes in a flexible format that gives you the ability to pursue your educational goals in the manner most consistent with your career goals. Our online courses are taught by the same faculty members who teach face to face classes and very active in research in the listed topic areas. While enrolled in online programs you may be able to take some face to face courses as needed for flexibility. Further, thesis and comprehensive exams are also organized online for your convenience. 

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Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • One of the following:

    • Official General Test GRE Scores
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 or higher overall
    • Completed master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA

Additional Admission Consideration Requirements for International Students Only

  • Application fee, $75.00, US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank Statement from the sponsor, must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD (must be less than 1 year old)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • Official transcripts (with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma)
    For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question:  What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

  • English Proficiency:

    • Official TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Official IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Official PTE (at least overall 53 or higher), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor's degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.

International student applications (including all required documents and for programs that are not fully online) have the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration:          June 1

Spring admission consideration:     October 15

Summer admission consideration:  March 15