Program Details

Computational and Data Sciences applies the knowledge and power of computing to other science disciplines.
Location:
Orange, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Doctorate
Specialty:
Computational Science

Program Overview

Program Description:
As the challenges we face—environmental, biological, chemical, geophysical—continue to grow and generate massive amounts of data, it’s computational and data sciences that will help us meet those issues head on. The Doctorate in Computational and Data Sciences is a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to solving critically important problems, using mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics and computing. Through modeling, simulation, data mining, and study of specific phenomena via computer analysis and engineering, you will learn to apply extraordinary technology and processes to answer the world’s most complex questions as part of your Computational and Data Sciences degree. Whereas computer science involves the pursuit of new frontiers chiefly within the realm of computer software and hardware, computational and data science practitioners apply the knowledge and power of computing to other science disciplines, whether it be running a costly physics experiment through a computer simulation to save millions, or creating new software that can sift through raw data with a far more strategic and sophisticated eye.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Chapman University is accredited by and is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Financial Aid:
No
Requirements:
Online application for admission (includes $60 non-refundable application fee). A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Graduate Admission Test Scores – The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores are required and must have been 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: 600/148 Analytical Writing: 4.0/4.0 Subject Test (biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics) 60th percentile. Graduate Admission Test Scores – 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.
International Requirements:
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). TOEFL scores: 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based) 80 (internet-based) Financial Certification

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