Applicants to CSci will be required to determine the track they are interested in pursuing (Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, or Computational Physics) and demonstrate adequate preparation at the undergraduate level in the form of relevant coursework and research experience. Admission decisions will be made by the Program Committee on a case by case basis. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the CSci, we expect that our applicants will be undergraduates with Bachelor of Science degrees in computer science, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, or graduates with Master’s degrees in these areas.
In addition to official transcripts showing successful completion of undergraduate (and graduate, when applicable) curriculum, applicants will be required to take a general GRE test, and, for foreign applicants, a TOEFL test. Applicants will also provide a personal statement describing their research experience, career goals and interests. The program requires three letters of recommendation submitted with the application.
Students who transfer to the CSci program will receive transfer credit or advanced standing for their previous work, if they can demonstrate course equivalency. Credits for previous work will be given at the discretion of the Program Committee. Transfer students will still be required to pass written and oral qualifying exams and fulfill all other candidacy requirements. [lifeoncampus_visit] Visit UMass Boston  [graduate_studies_showcase] Graduate Studies Showcase: Nov. 16