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School of Computing Graduate Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

At the University of North Florida, a Ph.D. in Computing is more than an academic pursuit—it’s a hands-on exploration.  UNF’s professors are seasoned researchers who guide you through rigorous projects, from Intelligent Systems to Cybersecurity.  Their mentorship is grounded in real-world challenges. Whether you aspire to impact academia, industry, or government, a UNF Ph.D. equips you. You’ll publish, present, and innovate—preparing for an exciting career. So, if you seek practical research, community impact, and a supportive academic environment, UNF awaits.

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Master of Science; Computing and Information Sciences


 

MS CIS - Thesis Option

The MS-CIS, (Thesis), requires a total of 30 graduate credit hours, of which 24 credit hours must be earned through coursework. The student must enroll in the graduate Thesis course for at least two semesters, which would require the student to conduct an in-depth study of a research problem leading to the composition of a Masters Thesis that summarizes the student findings. The student must defend her/his thesis in a presentation that is open to the general public and evaluated by a faculty committee.

MS CIS - Thesis Option

The MS-CIS, (Thesis), requires a total of 30 graduate credit hours, of which 24 credit hours must be earned through coursework. The student must enroll in the graduate Thesis course for at least two semesters, which would require the student to conduct an in-depth study of a research problem leading to the composition of a Masters Thesis that summarizes the student findings. The student must defend her/his thesis in a presentation that is open to the general public and evaluated by a faculty committee.

MS CIS - Non-Thesis Option

The MS-CIS, (Non-Thesis), requires a total of 30 graduate credit hours, of which 24 credit hours must be earned through coursework. The student must enroll in the graduate Research Experience I & & II courses. During the Research Experience, the student is required to submit a manuscript to a journal or conference proceedings or submit a grant proposal to an external funding agency.

MS CIS - Non-Thesis Option

The MS-CIS, (Non-Thesis), requires a total of 30 graduate credit hours, of which 24 credit hours must be earned through coursework. The student must enroll in the graduate Research Experience I & & II courses. During the Research Experience, the student is required to submit a manuscript to a journal or conference proceedings or submit a grant proposal to an external funding agency.

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