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Systems Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Binghamton, NY, United States
The MS in systems science emphasizes the complementary use of mathematical, computational and heuristic approaches to solving systems problems. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Overview

The Systems Science graduate program at Binghamton University offers a unique, internationally recognized, highly transdisciplinary learning and research experience that provides you with concepts, principles and methods for understanding, modeling, analyzing, optimizing and improving various forms of complex systems. Such systems thinking and problem solving skills will be an invaluable asset when you blaze a new trail in any scientific, engineering, business, or management profession, within today's increasingly complex world.

The MS in Systems Science (MS SS) has the following requirements: students must complete at least 30 credit hours for a degree with a thesis, or at least 33 credit hours for a degree without a thesis. The required coursework includes computational tools, introduction to systems science, applied probability and statistics, modeling and simulation or collective dynamics of complex systems, and four approved electives plus 6 credits of thesis work (for thesis option) or six approved electives plus 3 credits of a termination project (for non-thesis option). At least one elective must be a 600-level course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computational Tools
  • Introduction to Systems Science
  • Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems
  • Systems Problem Solving
  • Applied Soft Computing
  • Fuzzy Sets, Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Systems
  • Foundations of Neural Networks

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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    53

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All applicants must submit:
  • Online application
  • Transcript(s)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores, unless otherwise specified by program
  • Any program-specific application materials, such as writing or work samples, licenses or certifications, and test scores
International students must also submit:
  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
  • Supporting financial documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency (including TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic scores)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24755 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24755 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13195 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Binghamton

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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