Who initiated the movement to create this graduate minor and why?
What is Computational Science?
What are "domain sciences"?
Why undertake a minor in Computational Sciences or how does it benefit a student?
Who would be interested in a minor in Computational Science?
What field(s) would benefit most from an IGMCS?
How many hours are required to earn an IGMCS for both the master's and doctoral programs?
Do I need to apply before a certain semester or when I begin graduate studies?
No. Students may apply at any time. However, students are expected to seek guidance for IGMCS coursework from an advisor before applying, which should be done prior to completing the IGMCS Student form. See the Requirements page under "Applying to the Program" for information on completing the form.
Who can be contacted for more information on the IGMCS?
If a student is in a department that has already joined the IGMCS, he/she should contact the program liaison as well as his/her regular adviser. The departments that are participating already, along with their liaisons, can be found here. If a student is in a department that has not yet joined the IGMCS, he/she should contact @email
How do I apply to the program?
The application process is very straightforward. Just follow the step by step guide on the Requirements page under "Applying to the Program."
Some of the courses that I have already taken to satisfy program requirements in my major are listed as IGMCS courses. Can I also count them as credit toward the Minor?
Can other courses not listed on the "Departments and Course Offerings" page be counted toward the minor?
Possibly. But not without prior approval. In other words, courses already taken that are not part of the approved list of IGMCS courses listed on the website may not count toward the Minor. Consideration may be given to other courses, but prior approval is necessary for credit toward the Minor. Talk to your IGMCS department liaison listed on the IGMCS Departments and Course Offerings page.
What is the process for other departments who to want participate in the IGMCS?
Academic departments with existing or planned graduate degree programs are invited to submit requests for program participation to the Program Committee. Applications should indicate which degree program options (eg., Masters and/or PhD) are to be included and which courses are to be accepted for each of the options. It is expected that courses will generally be equivalent to existing graduate level courses in the participating departments. The Program Committee representative (College Representative) from the applicant's college may assist in developing the application. Application requests can be e-mailed to the Program Committee Chair, Dr. Jack Dongarra (see below).
Suggested program modifications that have been approved by the faculty of the participating academic unit should be sent to the College Representative, who in turn will bring them to the attention of the Program Committee for final approval.
The policies and operational guidelines approved by the Faculty Senate for the IGMCS are flexible so that approval for new programs or modification of existing ones can be given with a minimum of delay. Interested students can be admitted provisionally to the IGMCS program at the same time that the sponsoring department is applying for approval of its degree program.
For more information, contact @email