MIT Doctoral Program in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE)


Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou
Youssef Marzouk


Kate Nelson
CDO and CSE Programs
MIT CCE Headquarters
Room 35-434B
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617.253.3725 | Email



Approved CSE Subjects List

CSE Proposal for Field of Study (PFS)

The Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) PhD program allows students to specialize at the doctoral level in a computation-related field of their choice through focused coursework and a doctoral thesis. Applications from candidates who have a strong foundation in core disciplinary areas of mathematics, engineering, physics, or related fields are strongly encouraged. While CSE students are encouraged to work with faculty from all MIT schools and departments, the CSE degree is currently awarded by one of the following seven departments:

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering,
  • Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, (*Just Added in December 2018*)
  • Mathematics,
  • Mechanical Engineering, and
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering.

The specialization in computational science and engineering is highlighted by specially crafted thesis fields.  For more information about the CSE program and admission process, please explore the links on the left.