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Computational and Data Enabled Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


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.

The human genome has been mapped, tornadoes are being predicted with greater accuracy, complex situations are being used to design and test cars, planes and space vehicles before fabrication — all of these innovations are made possible by revolutions in science and engineering driven by the use of big data and computation.

Decoding the human genome. Modeling natural phenomenon. Evaluating the impact of major disasters. All involve computational manipulation of large datasets. Analyzing "big data" has become vital across virtually all areas of science and engineering and we are focused on supporting research that explains the science of these complex systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      4 to 5+ Years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

Overview of Requirements
  • Master's degree in related field including but not limited to: engineering, mathematics, business, marketing, pharmacy
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • GPA of 3.0 or better from your bachelor's degree courses
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for international applicants only)TOEFL (IBT): minimum score 79
  • TOEFL (PBT): minimum score 550
  • IELTS: minimum score 6.5 (with no sub-score below 6.0)
  • PTE Academic: minimum score 55 (with no subsection score below 50)
  • Scores must be less than 2 years old

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    3435 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3435 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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