D.Sc. at Dakota State - Completed Today!

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by mrtito02, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. mrtito02

    mrtito02 New Member

    Hi Everyone!

    Just thought I'd share a bit good news with the board. I successfully defended my dissertation today and have completed the D.Sc. program at Dakota State University. I selected a specialization of Information Assurance and Computer Security.

    I started the program in August 2009 and my degree will officially post on May 2013. So a total of 3.5 years to complete the program or so. Dakota State accepted my M.S. in Information Systems as the equivalent of their MSIS degree and I was able to waive quite a bit of the masters level courses.

    Overall a great experience!
  2. honesroc

    honesroc Member

    Tim, that's awesome! Congratulations!
  3. jam937

    jam937 New Member

    Congratulations! That is awesome!
  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, doctor! I hope you will continue to share your experiences and perspectives, particularly on earning a professional doctorate while in the midst of one's career.
  5. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Congratulations! - that certainly is a reason to celebrate
  6. AdjunctInstructor

    AdjunctInstructor New Member


    That is fantastic. Good going.
  7. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    I am a fellow infosec practitioner and hold that degree in high regard!
  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Congratulations! So... what do you plan to do with it?

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    mrtito02, Congrats! That is a big accomplishment! What's next?:smokin:
  10. mrtito02

    mrtito02 New Member

    Well now it's off to teaching and perhaps an MBA!
  11. dl_mba

    dl_mba Member

    Take a break before embarking on a MBA. I am now finding out what it takes to complete a dissertation.
  12. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Congratulations, Dr. Tim!

    Great job!

  13. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    This is awesome news! Congrats, man!

    If you don't mind me asking, what was your dissertation on?
  14. mrtito02

    mrtito02 New Member

    Yeah, my dissertation was on municipal e-government security. Essentially looking at how secure local city websites were compared to the federal e-government security requirements set forth by the NIST SP800-44 document.
  15. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Dr. Tim,

    Are you planning to publish? Articles? Books?

  16. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

  17. mrtito02

    mrtito02 New Member

    Hi Roscoe,

    Actually yes. As part of my program I was required to publish at several conferences. For my own benefit and development I plan to continue to publish the final findings of my dissertation at upcoming conferences.

  18. Jeff Walker

    Jeff Walker New Member

    Congratulations. As they say, the only good dissertation is a done dissertation. Congrats on finishing.
  19. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    Way to go doctor!
  20. wingedwolf

    wingedwolf New Member

    Congrats, doctor!

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