College of Graduate Studies at Middle Tennessee State University

Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science

Program Director: Dr. John Wallin
Wiser-Patten Science Hall, 217
Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes

MTSU is proud to announce a new Ph.D. in Computational Science (COMS). The COMS doctoral degree is a strong research-centered program administered by faculty from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics and Astronomy. This program is designed to provide unique educational and research opportunities to solve complex problems using:

  • Numerical Solution
  • Computational Modeling
  • Computer Simulation

The goals of the Ph.D. degree in Computational Sciences are to provide competencies in the following areas:

  • mastery of the mathematical methods of computation as applied to scientific research investigations coupled with a firm understanding of the underlying fundamental science in at least one disciplinary specialization;
  • deep knowledge of programming languages and computing technology so that graduates can adapt and grow as computing systems evolve; and
  • skills in effective written and oral communication so that graduates are prepared to assume leadership positions in academia, national labs, and industry.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science program,
a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

Online application and appropriate application fee

Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)

Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Three letters of recommendation


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466