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Computational mathematical and statistical sciences (CMPS) is the discovery, implementation, simulation and application of models to solve scientific and engineering problems.
The diverse research opportunities in our department are enhanced by the research programs of associated faculty on the Marquette campus in the sciences and engineering and Milwaukee-area research laboratories and clinics.
Years to Complete**
Full-time, Part-time Options
*30 credit hours for MS, Thesis or Essay options, 57 credits hours for PhD
**2 years to complete for MS, 5 years to complete PhD
Is This Program Right For Me?
The graduate program intends to target people with an interest in computational aspects of science and engineering, applied mathematics, and applied statistics. A typical student would have an undergraduate degree in mathematics, computer science, engineering, or natural science with a minor in mathematics and some coursework in software development (e.g., programming in a high-level language like C++, FORTRAN95, MATLAB, or Java).
Choosing Marquette University
Our program is designed to equip graduates with a distinctive blend of theoretical and computational skills, for employment in industry, research laboratories and institutions of higher education. While the bulk of their coursework will be undertaken in this Department, their research topics may range across the computational aspects of a broad spectrum of disciplines.
A relatively small number of programs with the same overall goals exist in this country. Most have a similar title, although their focus varies, quite naturally, according to the resources available to them. Nonetheless, each offers students the opportunity to work within a setting wherein the ultimate goal is the solution of a scientific problem using state-of-the-art computational techniques.
Transition from MS to PhD, seamlessly
Students that excel in the MS program that decide to apply for PhD program and are accepted may seamlessly enter the doctoral studies since both share our computational mathematical and statistical sciences core.
Paths to meaningful research
The doctoral program is designed for individuals of outstanding ability who show promise as a researcher. The diverse research opportunities in our department are enhanced by the research programs of associated faculty on the Marquette campus in the sciences and engineering and Milwaukee area research laboratories and clinics. For a listing of department research and research laboratories, please consult the Faculty webpage.
Master's program learning outcomes:
Doctoral program learning outcomes:
For all program requirements and course work, see the Graduate School program bulletin
Graduates from the master's program in computational mathematical and statistical sciences have assumed careers as software developers and data scientists, with position titles "Data Science Team Lead", "Software Developer" and "Data Science & Analytics Sr. Analyst" and more.
Our computational mathematical and statistical sciences program is a STEM-designated program, which means international students are eligible to apply for 36 months of Optional Practical Training, allowing employers to potentially hire international students for up to three years instead of only one.
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To be eligible for admission to the Graduate School at Marquette University, applicants must meet the following requirements:
There are no published prerequisites for the computational mathematical and statistical sciences program. However, the faculty admissions committee may suggest additional courswork as needed. A master's degree is not required to apply to the doctoral program.
Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
1Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.
2Upon admission, an official course-by-course transcript/academic record evaluation must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.
Admission to the master's program: Requires an undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics or a related field such as computer science, engineering or an area of science, with at least a minor (3 courses beyond a full calculus sequence) in mathematics and proficiency in a high-level computer language.
Admission to the doctoral program: Requires (in addition to the prerequisites for master's admission) demonstrated promise for original research.
January 15: Priority deadline for MS and PhD admission and merit-based aid consideration for the fall term. After the priority deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space permits and may be submitted any time before the following dates:
For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), visit the departmental financial aid webpage. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.