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Computational Science and Statistics - Data Science Specialization, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #1037 (BCR) Brookings, SD, United States
The Computational Science and Statistics - Data Science Specialization at South Dakota State University is designed to train students to integrate computational and statistical methodologies to formulate, model, analyze, and solve research problems of interest in a wide variety of applied and theoretical contexts.  
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Overview

 The Computational Science and Statistics - Data Science Specialization at South Dakota State University will emphasize curriculum and research programs that prepare graduates to support local, regional, and national industry by analyzing large and complex datasets.

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate or master's degree in mathematics, statistics, or related field
  • Have strong problem-solving and quantitative skills
  • Are able to grasp the essence of complex situations
  • Have good communication skills
  • Want your quantitative skills to have an impact

Career Opportunities

  • Data scientist
  • Predictive analyst
  • Statistician
  • Financial/business analyst
  • Risk analyst
  • Professor
  • Researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Seminar in Computational Science and Statistics 
  •  Dissertation PhD (COM) 
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Measure and Probability
  • Statistical Inference
  • Regression Analysis 
  •  Multivariate Analysis
  •  Statistical Computing and Simulation 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The application must include the application fee, all post-secondary transcripts, degree certificates, and other materials as required by specific programs before processing of the application will begin. 
  • Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, 60-credit plan, must have a Master’s degree. This degree must be awarded from an approved, accredited institution. In those cases where applicants do not have a Master’s degree, departmental requirements will apply, either requiring completion of a Master’s degree or permitting an individual to move directly into a doctoral program, 90-credit plan.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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