About the Program

The Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences (AMCS) program educates students to construct and solve Mathematical and Computational models of real-world problems. Two-degree programs are offered: the M.S. degree (under either a Thesis or a Non-Thesis option) and the Ph.D. degree. Admission to one-degree program does not guarantee transfer to another.

The Applied Math and Computational Science program offers specializations in three distinct directions (called “Tracks”): Applied Mathematics (AM), Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and Statistics (ST).

The requirements for the different specializations may vary and are outlined below. All students in the M.S. program are guided by a Faculty advisor to develop their program of study.

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Test Students are admitted to KAUST from a wide variety of programs and backgrounds. In order to facilitate the design of an appropriate study plan for each individual student, all admitted students are required to take a written assessment exam when they arrive on Campus. The exam will focus on mathematics and basic sciences. The purpose of the assessment is to determine whether students have mastered the prerequisites for undertaking graduate-level courses taught in the program. The Academic Advisor works with admitted students to develop a study plan if needed. Students are encouraged to prepare for the assessment by refreshing the general knowledge gained from their undergraduate education before arriving at KAUST. The remedial study plan requirements must be satisfactorily completed, in addition to the University degree requirements.

Master’s Degree Requirements

It is the sole responsibility of the student to plan her/his graduate program in consultation with her/his advisor. Students are required to meet all deadlines. Students should be aware that most core courses are offered only once per year.

The Master’s Degree (M.S.) is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be achieved to graduate. Individual courses require a minimum of a ‘B-‘ for course credit. Students are expected to complete the M.S. degree in three semesters and one Summer Session.

Course Requirements

  • Core Courses
  • Elective Courses
  • Research/Capstone Experience
  • Graduate Seminar 298 (non-credit): All students are required to register and receive a satisfactory grade for every semester the program requires they attend.

For more information, access the Program Guide.

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Last updated June 24, 2019
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