Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program - University of Maryland

Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation

Scientific Computation Course (Preliminary) Requirements

Within the first two years of their admission to the program, students should complete their

with at least a grade of "B" in each class and with an overall grade-point average in these courses of 3.5 or better.

Extensions of this two year deadline may be granted by the AMSC Graduate Committee based on the specific circumstances of individual students (e.g., part-time status, background deficiencies, or illness). There is no qualifying examination for Ph.D. students in the Concentration in Scientific Computation.

Subsequently, students must complete their

  • SC Application Courses

  • SC Electives
    • Any graduate level (600 and above) courses approved by the student's Study Advisory Committee may be chosen as electives, although we expect most students to use these electives to gain breadth in their science discipline.

for a total of thirty-six graduate course credits with a "B" grade or better.

The proposed selection of courses must be approved by the student's Study Advisory Committee and submitted in the form of a Study Advisory Plan to the AMSC Graduate Committee.

Requirement Ph.D Masters
with thesis
w/o thesis
Scientific Computing I & II 6 hrs 6 hrs 6 hrs 6 hrs
Computer Organization and Programming for Scientific Computing 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs
Advanced Scientific Computing I & II 6 hrs 6 hrs
Core Science Courses 6 hrs 6 hrs 6 hrs
Applications Courses 6 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs
Electives 9 hrs 6 hrs 6 hrs
Total 36 hrs 24 hrs 30 hrs 12 hrs

No course may be used to meet more than one requirement, and thesis research (799, 899) is not to be counted. For all of the students in the AMSC program a grade of B or better must be achieved in each of the five Scientific Computation Core Courses (first five courses in the list above).


Applied Mathematics

Applied Statistics

Scientific Comptuation

Scientific Computation Concentration

SC Overview

SC Doctorate

SC Master's (Without Thesis)

SC Master's (With Thesis)

SC Certificate

SC Survival Guide  

SC Course Requirements

SC Course (Preliminary) Requirements

SC Core Courses

SC Core Science Coures

SC Application Courses


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