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Academics & Admission

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The Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME) is a degree granting (M.S./Ph.D.) interdisciplinary institute at the intersection of mathematics, computing, engineering and applied sciences.

ICME course offerings and graduate degree programs train students in the increasingly critical areas of mathematical modeling, scientific computing, advanced computational approaches and data science algorithms. ICME students work with faculty and industry to develop state-of-the-art solutions that advance disciplinary fields.

Master’s Program

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Through robust coursework in computational mathematics and computing, the ICME two-year terminal MS program prepares students for professional careers or doctoral studies. Students may pursue the standard degree track or one of three specialized tracks, including Data Science, Imaging Science or Mathematical & Computational Finance.

About the MS Program & Admissions  MS Application & How to Apply

Doctoral Program

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ICME PhD students cultivate a broad and deep understanding of computational mathematics through courses in matrix computations, optimization, stochastics, discrete mathematics and partial differential equations, as well as through research with affiliated faculty from a variety of fields. PhD graduates find outstanding positions in industry, national laboratories and academia.

About the PhD Program & Admissions PhD Application & How to Apply

Coterminal Master’s Program

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Stanford undergraduates pursuing a bachelor’s degree may work concurrently toward the standard track or a specialized track MS degree from ICME.

Coterminal Program & How to Apply

We invite excellent students from all backgrounds, including those from historically underrepresented groups in engineering, to consider Stanford University for their graduate studies. In making admissions decisions, the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering will comply with the requirements of the law as determined by the Supreme Court of the United States, evaluating each applicant based on their "experiences as an individual—not on the basis of race.” We continue to value a diverse student body that benefits the educational experience of our students and our mission of generating knowledge at Stanford University.  

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Julia Olivieri
PhD Candidate, Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering

“ I never used to think of myself as someone who’d study computer science ... ”

Careers & Internships

Where can a CME degree take you?

ICME graduates go on to work in a wide range of specializations including but not limited to: software, start-ups, higher education, engineering, finance, high-performance computing, consulting, high-tech, energy/oil and gas national labs, scientific computing and government research.

Whatever field students want to adventure into or explore ICME’s Corporate Programs offer funding, internships and opportunities to help them get there.

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Diverse Research

A Center of Collaboration

Bioinformatics. Geosciences. Computational finance. ICME student and faculty research areas are diverse but united in the use of computational mathematics and scientific computing to solve big, complex problems.