Founded in 1992, the computational sciences and informatics (CSI) doctoral program addresses the role of computation in science, mathematics, and engineering, and is designed around a core of advanced computer technology courses. Computational sciences is defined as the systematic development and application of computing systems and computational solution techniques for modeling and simulation of scientific and engineering phenomena. Informatics is defined as the systematic development and application of computing systems and computational solution techniques for analyzing data obtained through experiments, modeling, database searches, and instrumentation. The resulting interdisciplinary approach often leads to understanding that, in many cases, traditional theory or experiment alone cannot provide. The close relationship of the CSI doctoral program to the research and development activities in federal laboratories, scientific institutions, and high-technology firms affords students opportunities for continued or new employment. Scheduled courses and sequences accommodate part-time students, with most courses meeting once a week in the late afternoon or early evening. The research and teaching activities associated with the CSI program reflect the recognized role of computation as part of a triad with theory and experiment, leading to a better understanding of nature.
- Admission requirements CSI PhD | GMU
- Curriculum Requirements
- Application form (Priority deadline for support: February 1 for international students and February 15th for domestic; otherwise April 15th deadline for Fall admission; November 15th for Spring. Late applications may be considered up to two months prior to the start of the semester.)
- CSI PhD Graduate studies handbook
- CSI PhD Graduate studies forms
For more information, please contact the CSI Graduate Advisor