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Graduate Certificate in Computational Mathematics




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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 the first step toward a graduate degree in an area related to computational and applied mathematics.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2024 US residents May 1 and International April 1
Fall 2024 US residents July 15 and International May 1
Spring 2024 US residents December 15 January 5 and International October 1


Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Develop numerical methods for approximating solutions to various computational problems;
  • Implement a variety of numerical algorithms using technology;
  • Apply computational methods to modeling real-world phenomena; and
  • Communicate analysis of computing, current technology, and future trends in computational mathematics orally and in writing.

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 SLATE application application (Click on Apply Now below).
  • Submit (1,000 words or less) personal statement addresses why you want to study computational mathematics.
  • Bachelor degree conferred by a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official University transcript(s) from which the applicant earned a Bachelor's degree and an advanced degree (if applicable) indicating:
    • the last 60 semester credit hours of course work and evidence of Bachelor's degree awarded and the cumulative GPA.
  • Students with an international transcript must submit their transcripts to UHD already evaluated for U.S. equivalency. Here is a list of approved agencies. If residential applicants are experiencing any delays in submitting their official transcript, we will currently accept unofficial transcripts indicating a Bachelor's degree conferred as part of the completion of the application.
  • Grade of B or higher in a numerical methods course such as MATH 3408 at UHD.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.
  • Resume documenting any work experience that emphasizes personal and professional accomplishments.
  • One letter of recommendation or recommendation form an individual well-acquainted with your work and who is 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). As a waiver to these English Proficiency Exams, the College of Sciences & Technology Graduate Studies office will accept as proof of English proficiency, full-time employment history of at least 3 years in a country where English is the primary language spoken, such as the US, UK, Canada, etc. Please submit the English Proficiency Waiver Form as part of your application documents to the Graduate Admissions office.


Admission Process:

The Graduate Advisory Committee will evaluate applications using a matrix based on GPA, relevant coursework or experience, recommendations, and other written materials in the applicant's file. The Graduate Advisory Committee will use the results of this evaluation to determine if an applicant is admitted. The Graduate Coordinator will notify students, in writing, of the committee's decision. 

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.

Current Students

The College of Sciences and Technology, Graduate Studies currently offers a Master of Science in Data Analytics. We provide academic advising to current graduate students in the program. If you need assistance with personalizing your graduation plan to ensure you graduate within a timely manner, please schedule an appointment. All students have access to their degree evaluation at MyUHD and we are more than happy to assist you with any advising questions or concerns. Please see office hours below.

Contact for Office Hours:
Phone Number: 713-223-7972

Other Resources

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 CST Graduate Admissions Appeal Form.


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