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Graduate Certificate in Computational Math Certificate


Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Computational Mathematics will provide students with the knowledge and qualifications necessary to effectively analyze and solve the real work problems in a variety of disciplines and transform those solutions into usable information in systems design and decision-making. This certificate is for professionals who want to gain quantitative and computational skills so that they are able to take advantage of the growing number of jobs in computational sciences and engineering as well as, any other applications that require those skills. It may also serve as a first step toward a graduate degree in an area related to computational and applied mathematics.

Application Deadlines:

Summer 2021 US residents May 15 and International April 1
Fall 2021 US residents July 15 August 1 and International May 1
 Spring 2022 US residents November 15 and International October 1

Admission Requirements:

Admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Computational Mathematics are designed to identify applicants who have the ability, interest, and qualities necessary to complete the program. Admission is competitive and selective. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the abilities, interests, and qualities necessary to successfully complete the program.

Applicants seeking admission will provide the following application materials for review by the Graduate Curriculum Committee. Please submit all documents to the Graduate Admissions office at :

  • A completed Apply Texas application (Click on Apply Now below).
  • Submit (1,000 words or less) personal statement that addresses why you want to study computational mathematics.

  • Baccalaureate degree conferred by a regionally-accredited institution.

  • Official University transcript(s) from which the applicant earned a Bachelor's degree and any advanced degree (if applicable). Official transcripts must reflect:
    • the last 60 semester credit hours of course work and
    • evidence of Bachelor's degree awarded and the cumulative GPA.
  • Grade of B or higher in a numerical methods course such as MATH 3408 at UHD.

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • One letter of recommendation or recommendati​on form​ an individual well-acquainted with your work and who are able to address your academic potential, for example, work supervisors and professors.
  •  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if you are a graduate of a university where English is not the primary language of instruction (preferred TOEFL scores are: an internet-based score of 81, a paper-based score of 553 or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.

If a student wishes to appeal their admissions decision, all written appeals must be directed to the Director of the Graduate program by emailing . For example, if a student feels that there was an error in any documentation received.

Please view all of the application requirements on the UHD Admissions website before submitting your application.


Degree Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Computational Mathematics requires a minimum of 12 graduate semester credit hours. Courses are offered face to face.

Required Courses
Math 5301
Advanced Numerical Methods
Math 5303
Numerical Linear Algebra
Math 5304
Numerical Differential Equations and Optimization
Math 5315
Mathematical Modeling
For course descriptions please see the 

Graduate Catalog.

Questions About Graduate Admission

Graduate Admissions Office

For any other information about the Graduate Certificate in Computational Mathematics contact the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies, Angel Griffin at


​The University of Houston-Downtown is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees and certificate programs. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Houston-Downtown.


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Last updated 10/20/2021 5:34 AM