Doctoral Programs

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State University is looking for qualified applicants for its interdisciplinary Ph.D. program (joint with Claremont Graduate University) in Computational Science.

We have financial support in the form of Teaching, Graduate, and Research Assistantships and Fellowships. Areas of interest include Nonlinear Dynamics, Bioinformatics, Biomathematics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Relativistic Astrophysics, General Relativity, Fluid Dynamics, Material Sciences, Geophysics, Nuclear Physics and Physical Oceanography.

Please see below for details about the program including the application process. Applications accepted beginning October 1.

Admission priority and financial support will be given to students
who meet the following deadlines:


CSUMentor Application Deadline:
February 15

File Completion:
February 15

Applications for the PhD Program are accepted for the Fall semester only. Incomplete Packets Will Not Be Reviewed Or Considered For Admission. International students should factor Visa application processing
when applying for deadline.

When applying to the Joint PhD Programs, YOU MUST SEND TWO SETS OF MATERIALS—one to SDSU Graduate Admissions (Item I below) and one to the Computational Science Joint Doctoral Program (Item II below).

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
I. SDSU GRADUATE ADMISSIONS MATERIALS
  • Apply Online at the CSU Mentor Site: www.csumentor.edu.
  • Submit GRE Scores (only the General Test is required): SDSU Institution code is R4682. Scores must be dated within the past five years.
  • Submit OFFICIAL Transcripts: One set from each post-secondary institution listed on your application form. Unofficial transcripts or copies are not accepted.
  • Submit TOEFL Scores (International Applicants Only). If you recieved a post secondary degree from a non-english taught university, you must submit TOEFL score.

CURRENT SDSU STUDENTS
I. SDSU GRADUATE ADMISSIONS MATERIALS
  • Complete the Request to Change Degree/Major Objective Between Departments processed through Graduate and Research Affairs. You do not need to complete the online application.
  • Submit GRE Scores (only the General Test is required). SDSU Institution code is R4682. Scores must be dated within the past five years.
  • Submit OFFICIAL Transcripts: One set from each post-secondary institution listed on your application form. Unofficial transcripts or copies are not accepted.


II. COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE JOINT DOCTORAL PROGRAM MATERIALS
  • Submit Online at the Graduate Program Supplement Application Site:
    PhD - Computational Science
  • PhD - Computational Statistics

    Required in Application:
    1) Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science Application Form
    2) Claremont Graduate University (CGU) Application Form. $60 CGU Application Fee is not     required with this document.
    3) Unofficial Transcripts: One set from each post-secondary institution listed on application     form.
    4) Three Letters of Recommendation, at least one of which is from a former professor in the     selected field of study.
    5) Statement of Purpose
    6) Current Resume


Computational Science Joint Doctoral Program Mailing Address:
Attention: Parisa Plant
Computational Science Research Center, MC 1245
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1245

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Jose Castillo, jcastillo@mail.sdsu.edu
Dr. Richard Levine, rlevine@mail.sdsu.edu


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