Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering

Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering (CU75)

The Graduate Program in Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering (CSME) at UCSD is a campus-wide interdisciplinary M.S. program designed to train the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers in the use of modern tools of computational science. The CSME M.S. program was initiated by the UCSD Division of Physical Sciences in close collaboration with the Jacobs School of Engineering. The CSME M.S. program is a standalone program without specific departmental affiliation and involves most of the science, mathematics, and engineering units associated with UCSD.

Program Info

Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences

Computational Science

Department Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Major Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 23, 2020 (Fall 2021)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

The university-required minimum overall TOEFL score is 80. A TOEFL speaking score of 23 or above is highly recommended. The university-required minimum overall IELTS score is Band Score 7. An IELTS speaking score of 7 or above is highly recommended.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Please do not have more than 3 letters sent. Additional letters do not improve your standing as an applicant. Letters from academia are highly preferred.

Statement of Purpose


Submit Statement of Purpose via online application; 2500 word limit.


Not required

Additional Requirements

Online submission of application materials only. Do not mail hardcopies of any application materials. Upload all required materials via your online application.

Contact Info

Campus Office AP&M 7409
Phone (858) 534-2642
Fax (858) 534-5273
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
CSME Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0112
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0112