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Graduate Programs

Interdisciplinary Programs

Computational Science, Mathematics, Engineering

CSME is a campus-wide interdisciplinary program designed to train the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers in the use of modern tools of computational science.

Materials Science

Materials Science aims to provide fundamental knowledge about materials with the objective of predicting, modifying and tailoring their properties to yield enhanced performance.

Mathematics and Science Education

In this program, students with a baccalaureate and master's degree in mathematics, biology, chemistry, or physics complement their discipline knowledge with studies of how people learn mathematics and science.

Departmental Programs

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers M.S, Ph.D. and B.S./Pharm. D. programs.


The Department of Mathematics offers M.A. Pure Mathematics, M.A. Applied Mathematics, M.S. Statistics and Ph.D. Mathematics.


The Department of Physics offers M.S. Physics, Ph.D. Physics, Ph.D. Biophysics and B.S./M.S. Materials Physics.

San Diego Union-Tribune story on the Joint SDSU-UCSD Math, Science Education Doctoral Program.

Spotlight on Nanoscience

Scholarship Opportunities

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Research initiated by an undergraduate physics major at UC San Diego resulted in the first model of how knots form.  Watch his talk to learn more about his knotty research.

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