24 months
1110 USD/credit 16650 USD/year
1110 USD/credit 16650 USD/year
479 USD/credit 7185 USD/year
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The Master's Degree in Computational Science at Florida State University allows students to choose the option of completing the requirements for the Professional Science Master's Program (p.s.m.) or a standard M.S. track in computational science.


 All students entering this The Master's Degree in Computational Science at Florida State University should have a strong desire to do computational science. However, we can broadly classify students into two groups and have developed the program to meet the needs of these two groups. The first group of students are those pursuing a Ph.D. in Computational Science and who want to complete the requirements for a Master's degree; these students will follow the major track. The second group of students are interested in acquiring a terminal Master's degree with the expectation of obtaining employment in industry or a government facility. For this group of students, we have established p.s.m. tracks, which meet the Sloan Foundation's criteria.

Learning outcomes

The p.s.m. is a two year, professional degree program that prepares students to work outside of an academic setting in industry, government or a national laboratory. The goal of the program is to train students to be technically adept in computational science, to acquire knowledge of an applied science, as well as to be able to manage a project, work in teams and to effectively communicate ideas and results. The p.s.m. program differs from other master's degree programs in science and mathematics at FSU due to its business component and the ties to industry, government and laboratories through the summer internship and the seminar/colloquium series.

In addition, the innovative computational science curriculum endeavors to provide students with a working knowledge of a wide variety of tools and algorithms and the ability to combine these tools and understand their inter-relationships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Programming
  • Applied Computational Science 
  • Numerical Methods for Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Monte Carlo/Markov Chain Simulations
  • Survey of Numerical PDEs
  • Programming Skills for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Computational Evolutionary Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Photorealistic Computer Graphics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

To complete the process in the Office of Admissions, applicants must submit the following:

  • An official transcript from each college or university attended.
  • Official nationally standardized graduate admission test scores.
  • The residency form, if applicable.
  • Submit official English Proficiency Test Scores if your native language is not English.
  • Determine if the major/program of interest has a different application deadline and/or additional major/program criteria, e.g., research interests, letters of recommendation, personal statement, interviews/portfolios/auditions, or other factors specified by the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7185 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 479 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Tallahassee

955 - 1345 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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