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Computational Science and Statistics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1055 (BCR) , SD,
The CSS Ph.D. program is designed to train students to integrate computational and statistical methodologies to formulate, model, analyze, and solve research problems of interest to the natural, physical, and social sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, geography/GIS, pharmacy, medicine, economics, and finance.


Broadly speaking, the program has strong research components in biostatistics, bioinformatics, and computational methods. More specifically, the program leads to research in a variety of areas that may include: artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic modeling, biological modeling, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, computational chemistry, computational mathematics, computational statistics, computational physics, computational finance, computer science, data visualization and data mining, ecological modeling, spatial-temporal data modeling, and transport processes.

Course Delivery Format

Courses will typically be delivered in on-campus classrooms, with occasional courses offered online.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Applied Functional Analysis
  • Numerical Optimization
  • Statistical Inference
  • Regression Analysis
  • Design of Experiments
  • Bioinformatics
  • Asymptotic Statistics
  • Advanced Data Science
  • Modern Applied Statistics
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Statistical Methods
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Operations Research
  • Measure & Probability
  • Algebraic Structures
  • SAS Programming
  • Statistical Computation and Simulation
  • Regression Analysis
  • Design of Experiments
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Modern Applied Statistics
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Statistical Methods

English Language Requirements

  • 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:


    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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    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • The application must include the application fee, all post-secondary transcripts, degree certificates, and other materials as required by specific programs.
  • 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

    626 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 626 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    326 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 326 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Assistantships and fellowships are available
Many graduate research and teaching assistantships and fellowships are available, though applicants should note that admission to the CSS PhD Program does not guarantee that an assistantship or fellowship will be awarded.

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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