2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Computational Science and Statistics (Ph.D.) - Mathematics Specialization

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus


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Program Coordinator/Contact

Kurt D. Cogswell, Department Head
Donald Vestal, Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Hall 209, Box 2225
605-688-6196

Program Information

The Computational Science and Statistics Ph.D. program is designed to train students to integrate computational and statistical methodologies to formulate, model, analyze, and solve research problems of interest in a wide variety of applied and theoretical contexts.  The Mathematics Specialization will emphasize curriculum and research programs related to development of computational strategies for modeling and analysis that incorporates large and complex datasets.

Course Delivery Format

Courses will typically be delivered in on-campus classrooms, with occasional courses offered online.

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Students will understand mathematical and statistical models.
  • Students will be able to construct and apply standard mathematical and statistical models.
  • Students will be able to conduct research using appropriate software to implement these models.
  • Students will be able to disseminate the results of their research to others.
  • Students will be able to apply Argument Deconstruction in mathematics and statistics.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


Doctor of Philosophy 60 Credit Plan

Additional Graduation Requirements


Students must also pass qualifying exams based on the program’s core sequences and written and oral comprehensive exams as designed by the student’s advisory committee.

Additional Admission Requirements


GRE: Not required
TOEFL: 90 Internet-based
TOEFL Essentials: 9.5
IELTS: 6.5
Duolingo: 115

General Requirements


Graduate students must consult with their advisor before registering for graduate coursework.

For additional information refer to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements .