Master's in Computational Science and Engineering
The Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) master’s program, led by faculty from Computer Science, Applied Math and the Engineering Sciences, and administered through the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS), provides rigorous training in the mathematical and computational foundations of CSE.
CSE is an exciting and rapidly evolving field that exploits the power of computation as an approach to major challenges at the frontiers of natural and social science and all engineering fields. Sitting at the intersection of Computer Science and Applied Math, the master’s program offers students experience with mathematical techniques for modeling and simulation of complex systems; parallel programming and collaborative software development; and methods for organizing, exploring, visualizing, processing and analyzing very large data sets.
Students interested in the CSE program can choose to apply to either the Master of Science (SM) or Master of Engineering (ME) degree. Students take 8 courses to complete the SM degree. The degree can be completed in 2 semesters (one academic year), although many students choose to extend to a third semester to take additional courses and to allow themselves time to pursue a summer internship in industry. To earn the ME degree, students will spend four semesters (two academic years) on campus, spending a year on a master’s thesis research project after completing the same set of 8 courses required for the SM.
SEAS will be hosting virtual information sessions this Fall for students interested in the Computational Science and Engineering master's program (as well as the Data Science and MS/MBA programs). Registration for these sessions will open in early fall. Click here for more information regarding Harvard SEAS campus and graduate programs.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 10:00 AM eastern time
Friday, October 27, 2023 10:00 AM eastern time
(The October 27th session will feature a moderated discussion with current CSE and Data Sciences master's students discussing their experiences.)
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 10:00 AM eastern time
Watch a recording from 2022 here.