The master of science degree program (M.S.) in scientific computing requires 30 credits, of which 6
credits are thesis credits. The coursework consists of a common core of four
required courses that relate to all scientific computing applications
and four elective courses that focus on specific applications.
For students whose background is not in computer science, two
background courses are available. These background courses are not
required for students who have taken equivalent courses in their
bachelor's degrees. Credits from background courses do not count toward
the 30 credits required for the M.S. in scientific computing.
Core courses (four courses, 12 credits)
Elective courses (four courses, 12 credits)
- 50:198:541 Parallel, Distributed, Grid, and Cloud Computing (3)
- 50:198:561 Optimization Methods (3)
- 50:198:562 Big Data Algorithms (3)
- 50:198:565 Numerical Methods (3)
The complete list of elective courses for the M.S. in scientific computing is available at https://cs.camden.rutgers.edu/graduate/scientific-computing. Other graduate-level courses (500-level and
above) offered at Rutgers University-Camden, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, or
Rutgers University-Newark may be approved as elective courses on an individual
basis by the graduate program director. Students may enroll in a
maximum of 9 credits in courses outside of the Graduate
School-Camden (school code 56).
Thesis (6 credits)
- 56:198:500 Introduction to Programming for Computational Scientists (3)
- 56:198:501 Introduction to Algorithms for Computational Scientists (3)
Students will conduct a project and write a master's thesis under the
supervision of a faculty adviser. Thesis work will be carried out over
two consecutive semesters (3 credits per semester). At the end of the
second semester, the thesis and an oral presentation of the thesis
project will be assessed by a committee of graduate faculty members.
- Minimum of 30 credits to be completed, which must include 6 thesis credits.
Grade Requirements: To graduate, the student must receive a
cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in the required 30 graduate credits. No more than 6 credits with grades of C or C+ may be used in meeting the
requirements of the master's degree.
Thesis Requirements: The 6 thesis credits must receive a
grade of B or better. All thesis work must be completed and defended by
the end of the second semester of registration for thesis credits. In
the event that the thesis defense in not successful, the candidate will
be granted a one-month extension to complete and defend the thesis
again. If the second attempt is also unsuccessful, the candidate will
receive a C grade on all 6 thesis credits. The candidate will then have
the option of completing 6 additional credits through coursework. In
this case, the requirement that no more than 6 credits with grades of C
or C+ are counted toward the master's degree implies that all 30
nonthesis credits must have a grade of B or better.