University of North Dakota PhD in Computer Science

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by Jonathan Whatley, Apr 12, 2022.

  1. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Before another thread gets derailed, can we just get back into topic?

    The UND PhD in Computer Science seems like a innovative program. I wonder what their placements are like?
  2. SnafuRacer

    SnafuRacer Active Member

    I’m trying to contact them. With work and school, I seem to remember that fact around 1630-1700ish.
    Maybe I should setup an alarm…or gasp!…send them an email.
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  4. And I disagree. That's ok, people can disagree. I worked there also for one semester, and then walked away becasue of my observations. ;)
  5. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    It seems that, unfortunately, most academics are suspicious of distance learning. And, especially, of people who earn substantial portions of their degree(s) through CLEPs, DSSTs, ACE/NCCR credit, etc. I would not expect many tenured faculty around here. None, really.
  6. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I want the school I go to for my PhD to be a more recognizable school. Not necessarily more prestigious, but I would like to attend DSU, UND, TSU, etc., because when I said "I'm going to Durham/Athabasca/Quantic/Eastern/" people asked, "Where is that?"

    So I'll need to look at UND.

    It's interesting that they include a cross-section of courses but don't talk about specific specializations you can take during the PhD, nor the professors who teach in the program.

    I know someone attending University of the Cumberlands' PhD in IT program (after graduating from Eastern's MS in Data Science) and they noted that the program had a strong emphasis on Blockchain which was unrelated to their primary interest in machine learning. I wouldn't want to join a program that has a focus different than my goal.
  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    UoP doesn't have semesters.
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  8. It was 15 + years ago. ;)
  9. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    UoP didn't have semesters then, either.
  10. Probably not, but my brief stint at UoP was over 15 years ago and I've continued to be a FT faculty member since then at multiple schools that mainly DO use semesters.
    I realize that your stint at UoP was may have been your only actual experience (such as it was) with higher ed and therefor is more memorable to you.
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Stop sniping. And yes, this is an official warning.
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  12. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    It looks like the courses in the PhD are at the 500-level in the CSCI (Computer Science and Computational Intelligence?)

    Here's the degree requirements:

    Here's the list of courses, there's too many to list here:

    Some of the cool courses (to me):

    CSCI 515. Data Engineering and Management
    CSCI 543. Machine Learning
    CSCI 547. Scientific Visualization.
    CSCI 554. Applications in AI/Computational Intelligence.
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  13. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I've been waiting on you. Lol
  14. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    So, you need 60 credits at the graduate level for this program after the Masters level? That's not too bad if you're really looking at comp science, 60 x 869 = $52K roughly. I was looking into graduate PhD programs, some in similar fields such as IS, IT as well. I'll not add this to the list as it's a bit out of reach for my budget...
  15. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Just noticed this tucked at the bottom of the degree requirements:

    To graduate you need 4 papers.
  16. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Respectfully, you "realize" a lot about me--and type it--without getting much of it right.

    I've taught for several universities. both online and in the classroom. I 've been full-time at two; once a campus chair and once an assistant professor. I've taught undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students. I've also sat on dissertation committees. I also hold two doctorates, in one of which I specialized in nontraditional higher education.

    I have a university as a client in my consulting practice; my customer is the university's president. I do leadership coaching and teach classes at the moment.

    I had the pleasure of completing the Professional Certificate in Online Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison not too long ago. I mention it in case there are readers out there interested in preparing to become an online instructor.

    But you either know this or could, since I post under my real name and have done so 14,401 times thus far. (Had to look up that one.)

    I would appreciate it if you stopped making it so personal but, absent that, it would be nice if you got it right. Thanks!
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2022
  17. Just a reminder, I don't know what isn't in your profile. All of us go by what we see typed on line. Kudos on your recent Professional Certificate in Online Education. I too, would appreciate your avoiding the personal. ;)

    One would expect this web site, with it's focus of online education and accreditation to attract a fair number of FT tenured faculty. It appears not to.
  18. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    I'm still confused about this assumption. Why would you expect any of them to hang out here, tenured or not?
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  19. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I sent away for information on this program but so far all I've gotten are two generic emails. Not even a specific PhD CS catalogue or anything. There's more info on the website than in the emails.
  20. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I haven't said a single personal thing about you. That's because there is no "you," just a set of unverifiable claims. I couldn't be less interested. I have, however, criticized what you've posted because almost all of it is wrong on the facts. It's not just your assessments I find disagreeable--everyone's entitled to an opinion. But your assertions are often blatantly inaccurate.

    Just a reminder that you shouldn't feel free to make up what you don't know. You've said a lot of really wrong things about me, with seemingly no restraint prior and no apologies afterwards. Even after being admonished for your behavior, you still persist in making this personal towards me with your latest post.

    Posting under one's actual name used to be much more common on this board. Sadly, that condition is subject to abuse.

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