Each student develops a program of study that includes a substantial component in each of three areas of concentration: applicable mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computation, and mathematical modeling for applications in a science or engineering discipline. The program must be reviewed and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. Lists of courses in the three concentrations are available from the graduate adviser.
Master of Science in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
This program requires completion of thirty semester hours of approved coursework, including a thesis; thirty-three semester hours of approved coursework, including a report; or thirty-six hours of approved coursework. At least twenty-four hours must be chosen from courses in the three concentration areas, with at least six hours from each area. These twenty-four hours of approved coursework must be taken on the letter-grade basis.
Integrated Program with Computer Science (BSCS/MSCSEM):
Admission to the integrated Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (BSCS/MSCSEM) program is open only to undergraduate students within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. It results in the simultaneous awarding of a BSCS degree and an MSCSEM degree. The integrated program requires completion of a total of one hundred fifty credit hours which is eight hours fewer than is required to complete the BSCS and MSCSEM degree programs individually. For the MSCSEM program of work, students in the integrated program must complete thirty semester hours of approved coursework, including a three hour master's report. At least twenty-four hours must be chosen from courses in the three concentration areas (applicable mathematics, numerical analysis/computational science, and mathematical modeling/applications), with at least six hours from each area.
Doctor of Philosophy
Before admission to candidacy for the degree, each student develops a program of study that draws courses from each of the three areas of concentration; the program must be approved by the Graduate Studies Subcommittee. The student must also pass an examination in each area. In addition to meeting the area requirements, the student must prepare a written dissertation proposal. Oral presentation of the proposal and an oral examination are required.
A dissertation is required of every candidate, followed by a final oral examination covering the dissertation and the general field of the dissertation.