UNF announces doctoral program in computing

Published on June 17, 2024 at 3:13 pm

The University of North Florida is adding a doctoral program in computing, its first Ph.D. program.

The program will offer students an advanced, research-based education in computing to prepare them for research and development roles in private and public sectors and for collegiate academic positions.

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The curriculum will focus on intelligent systems and cybersecurity, preparing students to conduct research and study a wide range of computing topics, including artificial intelligence, data mining, computer security and algorithms, UNF said in a news release. Concentrations in cybersecurity and intelligent systems will be available. 

UNF already offers doctoral degrees such as a doctor of nursing practice and a doctor of education. The new Ph.D. in computing will be the school’s first doctor of philosophy degree.

“As UNF’s first Ph.D. program, this serves as an important step in UNF’s evolution as a top research university,” William “Chip” Klostermeyer, dean of UNF’s College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, said in the news release. “It will help us recruit new faculty and students as well as enable new partnerships with local industry, other universities and funding agencies.”

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UNF is now accepting applications for the program, which will begin in the fall. Go here for more information or to apply.

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Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 40 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. 

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