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M.S. in Computational Science Florida State University




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In today's economy, there is an increasing need for students who possess scientific and computational expertise as well as management and leadership skills. All students entering this master's degree program should have a strong desire to do computational science. The Master's Degree in Computational Science gives students the tools needed for landing a successful job after graduation.

Coursework and Credits

The coursework for the M.S. degree program is based on 32 credit hours for the major track (standard M.S. in Computational Science). Each student must take two core computational science courses (Group A courses) as well as a minimum of 9 credit hours in other computational science courses (Group B courses) plus 6 additional credit hours selected from existing departmental courses in computer science, engineering, mathematics or an applied science (Group C courses).

Required and elective courses

The required core courses (Group A) consist of:

Introduction to Scientific Programming (3 credits)

Applied Computational Science I (4 credits)

The elective core courses (Group B) consist of courses such as:

Applied Computational Science II (4 credits)

Numerical Methods for Earth and Environmental Sciences

Monte Carlo/Markov Chain Simulations

Survey of Numerical PDEs

Computational Space Physics

Programming Skills for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Computational Evolutionary Biology

Introduction to Bioinformatics

Photorealistic Computer Graphics

Parallel Programming, Algorithms and Architectures

Computational Finite Element Methods

Numerical Methods for Stochastic Differential Equations

Molecular Dynamics

Computational Biophysics

Numerical Linear Algebra

Verification and Validation in Computational Science

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study M.S. in Computational Science.

Full Time (32 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$22,270.00 (16,68,858) per year


24 Aug


Florida State University

600 W. College Avenue,



32306, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Present evidence by official transcripts of a satisfactory prior academic record (at least a 3.0 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale) OR have minimum ranking of 85 percentile (quantitative) and 50 percentile (verbal) on the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), under the new scoring system.

Internet based TOEFL (IBTOEFL): 80

Paper based TOEFL (TOEFL): 550

International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS): 6.5

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 77

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 55

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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