Computational Science and Engineering—PhD

Understand scientific and engineering challenges. Realize the computational theories and methods behind the solutions. Be at the front line of a rapidly evolving discipline. Face extremely large and complex problems using unconventional techniques. Are you ready?

Program Overview

Our doctorate in computational science and engineering (CSE) at Michigan Technological University is a PhD program engaging faculty and students in interdisciplinary research and teaching, focusing on computational aspects of science and engineering. The program requires the most students have a rigorous academic background or master's in an engineering, technological, or scientific field to be admitted into the program.

  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus: PhD

Computational Science and Engineering Program Details

Learn more about the computational science and engineering program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Computational Science and Engineering is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

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Graduate Director

Guy Hembroff


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your computational science and engineering PhD. Sample areas include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Chemistry
  • National Defense
  • Weather Forecasting

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

More than 24 faculty from around the world that publish in top-tier journals, bring in thousands of research dollars, and partner with the government and private companies.

Where You'll Work

The Computational Science and Engineering Program at Michigan Tech has two main components: the non-departmental CSE PhD program and the Computational Science and Engineering Research Institute (CSERI). The CSERI serves the PhD program and the entire research community at Michigan Tech. This multidisciplinary program facilitates the application of methods and techniques from the fields of computer science and mathematics to emerging problems in sciences and engineering.

Faculty Spotlight

Jeremy P. Bos

Jeremy P. Bos
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

"Too few sensors, too much data, way too fragile"

A variety of problems use sensors and processing via electronics and computers to make references about the world. Remote sensing, autonomous vehicles, and robots operating in unstructured environments collect data with sensors. Much of this data is redundant, not useful, or discarded. Bos' research involves exploring novel sensing modalities that operate reliably and safely by collecting only the necessary data.

Program Faculty