Mar 22, 2023  
2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog

Computer Science, Ph.D., Specialization in Computational Science

A candidate for the Ph.D in Computer Science with a specialization in Computational Science must satisfy the requirements specified by the Computer Science, Ph.D.  with the following modifications:

Course Requirements

Students seeking the Ph.D. in computer science with a specialization in Computational Science must complete eight courses taken at William & Mary. CSCI 649 - Computational Methods  is required, as is at least one graduate course from CSCI6x8 or a course from outside the department, to be selected together with and approved by the student’s advisor.

If two or more graduate CSCI6x8 courses or courses outside the department are taken, only one of them can be used to satisfy the department’s eight-course requirement. In all cases, the grade point average will be based on the seven courses taken inside the department.

Computational Science Advisory Committee

Each computational science student will have a three-person computational science advisory committee within the department to advise the student about what is needed to meet the certification requirements of the Computational Science Cluster.

The committee will also approve the graduate course(s) from outside the department, and ensure that the dissertation topic incorporates computation in a creative way, either by developing an enabling computational technology or by using such technologies to obtain a significant scientific result.