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This major focuses on applying computational thinking and problem solving to problems across engineering disciplines. Engineers find this major complements their already strong technical skills and  applies project management and operational analytics to solve business problems. Data science is a component of this major and students are afforded the opportunity to apply analytics to engineered systems.

 


STEM+Business

UCO's Professional Science Master's in Computational Science combines graduate coursework in a chosen STEM major and management, along with an experiential capstone project, to produce graduates that are prepared to perform advanced computational analysis and manage projects in professional environments. Most of the management courses are part of UCO's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

The PSM at UCO is part of CREIC (Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation).

Developed with Industry Input

In developing this program, we met with and listened to Oklahoma City (OKC) industry leaders about what they need in the advanced STEM workforce. As a result, the program has a strong management component.


Courses You'll Take

This major develops graduates that are technical experts in computational techniques used in various engineering disciplines. Graduates will lead efforts in the workplace to meet goals using data, quantitative techniques and business analytics. The program aims to develop students' professional and communication skills, allowing them to lead technical resource for collaboration between units in their organizations.

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No Thesis Required

This program is not a traditional M.S. degree. Rather than a research thesis PSM students gain real-world experience in their capstone projects. These may be current issues in the student's place of employment or in other metropolitan OKC industry.

Flexible and Convenient

Students have the flexibility to select courses in their major area of interest and choose their project topic with the approval of the program coordinator.

Many classes are offered online, late afternoons and evenings to provide convenience for working professionals to attend. Most in-person classes meet in at UCO Downtown in downtown OKC.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application for admission.
  • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each institution attended with all degrees posted. All transcripts must be from accredited institutions. Undergraduate transcripts must show:
    • Bachelor’s degree in any subject area. If the degree is not in a STEM-related area, then the applicant should demonstrate work or other experience that has prepared them for the PSM program.
    • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended that record a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of 3.00 in the last 60 hours.
  • The GRE exam is not required, but a minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 300 is recommended.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Meet with the PSM program director to plan the curriculum and integrative project prior to enrollment in the first semester of study.
  • Establish a professional social media presence (Linkedin.com for example) and link to the PSM program director.