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Do you like to solve complex problems? Are you looking for a degree that will place you in one of the hottest jobs in the country?

Computational science is the field of study that uses computers to analyze and solve scientific problems. More than 750,000 jobs in the United States alone will be created in this sector in the next six years. CWU's computational science master’s program is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

The heart of CWU's interdisciplinary program is computer-related, but the applications will be studied in the context of a number of scientific domains, including: • biological sciences • environmental sciences • chemistry • computer science • geology • mathematics • physics

CS Masters at CWU ... by the numbers ...

**340** - Number of CPU cores available throughout the computer science department at CWU. Parallel computing or distributed computing, anyone?**8** - Number of research seminar presentations each year. Past topics have included the physics of sound, studying and modeling the behavior of drug resistant proteins, and using Mathematica to model and understand complex mathematical functions.**12 **- The current number of active graduate students, who conduct research or are working on projects in many areas, including computer aided analysis of mathematical functions, cryptography, and AI inspired text analysis.**13** - The number of CWU faculty affiliated with the CWU Computational Sciences Masters Program, from among the computer science, mathematics, chemistry, and math departments.

*Computer Science Careers in the News...*

In a recent report by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for graduates with a degree in computer are excellent. Through 2022, there will be three times as many job openings as there will be graduates with a degree in computer science or engineering. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections

The Huffington Post recently released its list of Top 7 Master's Degrees for Making the Most Money. In fourth place ... Computer Science, with a mid-career salary of approximately $111,000. October 3, 2013 Huffington Post News