2012-2013 Graduate Addendums
The printed and online versions of the 2012-2013 Chapman University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs were published prior to the approval of curriculum changes made after June 2012. In order to keep all students up-to-date with the most current curriculum information, changes will be added to the online 2012-2013 Catalog Addendum.
Schmid College of Science and Technology - Addendum
Ph.D. in Computational Science - Addendum
Admission to the Program and Prerequisites
An undergraduate degree specifically in Computational Science is not required for admission; because of its basic orientation, the program will consider applicants from a broad range of undergraduate and masters’ level science disciplines (e.g. biology; chemistry, computer science, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, mathematics, physics). Admission will depend on the relationship between the student’s goals and the program’s objectives as well as the likelihood that the student will benefit from the program.
The Ph.D. Program in Computational Science program may accept as transfer credit up to thirty (30) graduate credits completed at another university.
All prerequisites must be met by the end of the first semester.
- Differential Equations
- Data Structures
To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following:
- Online application for admission to the Ph.D. in computational science program (which includes a $60 non-refundable application fee);
- Official transcripts from degree conferring institution(s) including all post-baccalaureate graduate coursework and advanced degree (if applicable). A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required.
- Successful admission applicants will have completed undergraduate coursework in differential equations and in data structures or the equivalent.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores taken within the last five years. Applicants must achieve the following minimum scores which are listed as previous version test scores and new version test scores, respectively: Verbal: 500/153; Quantitative: 550/146; Analytical Writing: 4.0/4.0.
- The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) subject test scores are required and must have been taken within the last five years. Applicants must achieve the following minimum score in the 60th percentile in biochemistry; cell and molecular biology; biology; chemistry; computer science; mathematics or physics.
- Letters of recommendation – two letters of recommendation are required, including one from an academic source which describes your professional and academic abilities.
- Resume – a resume or curriculum vitae is required.
- TOEFL (International Students Only) – applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States are required to achieve an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), minimum 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based).
- Financial Certification Form (International Students Only).