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Admissions Application Closed!

The deadline of January 15th, 2019 to submit admissions applications for Fall 2019 to the PhD and MS programs in Computational and Applied Mathematics at University of Chicago has come and passed. At this time, the application portal has closed and we are no longer accepting applications. We thank all applicants that have expressed interest in our programs and submitted their applications and necessary accompanying documents. The CAM Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. If you have submitted your application or If you have any questions regarding admission, please send your inquiry to ccam-admissions@galton.uchicago.edu.


The use of computational, mathematical, and statistical modeling in various areas of science has grown dramatically in recent years, triggered by massive increases in computing power and data acquisition. Mechanistic models for physical problems that reflect underlying physical laws are now being combined with data-driven approaches in which statistical inference and optimization play key roles. These developments are transforming research agendas in statistics, computer science, and applied mathematics, and are impacting a broad range of scientific disciplines.

In response to the critical need to train a new generation of computational and applied mathematicians who can confront data-centric problems in the natural and social sciences, the University of Chicago created the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM) in 2016. The committee is an interdisciplinary program that provides graduate training in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM). It reflects both the new scientific demands and the unique strengths of the University of Chicago faculty across the Division of the Physical Sciences.

The first CAM PhD students arrived in Fall 2017, and the first cohort of MS students will arrive in Fall 2019. These graduate programs followed the creation of a successful interdisciplinary undergraduate major in CAM at the University. It was also enhanced by a faculty hiring initiative in computational and applied mathematics (CAMI) within the statistics department.