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Computational and Data-Enabled Sciences

University at Buffalo SUNY - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

60 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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The integration of large computing and big data is essential to tackle the research problems in fields ranging from multi-scale modeling and design of materials to natural disasters, smart electric grids, and medical technologies. The Computational and Data-Enabled Sciences programme is offered by the University at Buffalo SUNY - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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We train scientists to analyze big data and multisource datasets to solve these grand challenges, by bringing together the talents of faculty across several departments including the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Math, Physics, and Chemistry.

Program Requirements

The Computational and Data-Enabled Sciences programme from the University at Buffalo SUNY - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences requires a minimum of 72 credit hours. Additional requirements include passing qualifying exams and preparing your dissertation. 

A Master's degree in a related field is required for admission to the PhD program. Some related fields of study include engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, marketing, business, and pharmacy.

Qualification Process

When you first start our program, you will select an advisor and your dissertation committee. Then, you will decide on a research topic and submit a short proposal that articulates your topic and its relationship to the computational and data sciences field. This technical report must be completed no later than the end of the second semester.

Programme Structure

Our curriculum is designed around three core subjects:

  • Data Science
  • Applied Mathematics and Numerical Methods
  • High Performance and Data Intensive Computing

A minimum of 9 credits hours from the approved list of core classes must be taken in each area. The core course requirements total 30 credits, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Courses taken during your Master's program may be transferred and used toward this requirement, with the approval of your dissertation committee and the Graduate Director. We strongly suggest you finish this course work within the first two years of the program.

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  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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72 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • Application
    • Transcripts
    • GRE & TOEFL Scores
    • Statement of Purpose Essay
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Online Recommendation Letters
    • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 60 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


In support of the University at Buffalo’s PhD Excellence Initiative, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers competitive, elite fellowship packages designed to attract the best and brightest scholars in the world.

The Presidential Fellowship offers outstanding prospective graduate students an elite fellowship package to the top 10% incoming enrolled doctoral students each academic year. This competitive package pays a stipend of up to $43,000 USD per year for up to 4 years and includes summer support. This award also includes a full tuition waiver of $11,310 USD for New York State Residents and $23,100 USD for Non-Residents bringing the total package of support to $54,310-$66,100 dollars per year.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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