Advanced Graduate Certificate in Data and Computational Science (and Engineering)
The Institute for Advanced Computational Science houses an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Data and Computational Science, available to both PhD and MS/MA students in the following departments: AMS, CSE, ESM, LIN, SOC, SOMAS, Tech & Society, PHY, PSY. Below are some of the certificate details.
17 credits, courses can be double counted toward the certificate and the student's major
Three core courses: (1) JRN 501: Distilling Your Message (2); JRN 503 Improvisation for Scientists (3); AMS 561 Introduction to Computational and Data Science ( Spring - Students are strongly encouraged to take AMS 561 in their first year of study)
- Students are expected to take at least 3 credits in AMS and 3 credits in CS from
the course catalog (
CDCS course catalog).
----- CS students: at least 3 credits in AMS (not crosslisted with CS) and 3 credits in a non-CS crosslisted course in any department
----- AMS students: at least 3 credits in CS (not crosslisted with AMS) and 3 credits in a non-AMS crosslisted course in any department
Up to 6 credits of courses that are listed in the course catalog from the student's home department can count toward the certificate
What are the first steps?
Students from participating departments should:
Check with their advisors that enrolling is permitted
Fill out a Permission to Enroll in a Secondary Certificate form and get appropriate signatures
Make an appointment with IACS GPC ( Lynn.Allopenna@stonybrook.edu) to review their course schedule
Meet with their Graduate Program Director to confirm their schedule
Up to 12 credits already taken can count toward the certificate
For PhD students, some courses may be taken after you advance to candidacy, but you must reduce research credits to stay at 9 overall
For PhD students, there should be no additional tuition costs incurred from any additional coursework
For more information or questions, contact IACS Graduate Program Coordinator: Lynn.Allopenna@stonybrook.edu.