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UF EDGE offers online master's degrees from seven of our gator engineering departments with multiple degree program tracks (emphasized areas of study) available in these seven majors. Each master's degree program consists of 10 courses. Courses are offered on a semesterly basis, with various course offerings for the fall, spring and summer terms. You can begin a degree program in any one of these three semesters and are free to take as many or as few courses as your work and life schedule permits each semester.
Master's degrees can be completed in as little as 24 months. The courses you will be taking in the master's degree program are combined classroom courses where local UF graduate students are participating in the same courses that you will be watching online and you will be able to communicate with these on-campus students through the UF online eLearning environment. Course lectures are captured daily from these live lecture classrooms and are posted online the same day in an interopable format both for download or immediate playback. All course assignments are submitted are returned electronically and exams are administered at your place of work using a proctor and are emailed or faxed in for grading. You are never required to travel to campus.
Also, since the classes you are completing are the exact same courses our on-campus graduate students take, your degree earned is the exact same de gree as our on-campus students, with absolutely no mention of "distance learning" on your diploma or transcript.
In the 10 course sequence towards the masters degree, students must complete 4 core
courses. All students take COT 5405 and then choose 3 other core CISE courses from the list below.
COT 5405 Analysis of Algorithms (all students)
Three from the following five core courses
CDA 5155 Computer Architecture Principles
COP 5555 Programming Language Principles
COP 5615 Distributed Operating System Principles
CNT 5106C Computer Networks
COP 5536 Advanced Data Structures
CISE EDGE Courses Emphasizing Bioinformatics
CAP 5510 Bioinformatics
CIS 6930 Mathematical Techniques for Intelligent Systems
CAP 5515 Computational Molecular Biology
CAP 6610 Machine Learning
Financial aid for graduate students is available from a number of sources at the University of Florida.
Many departments and colleges within UF offer scholarships, assistantships and fellowships to qualified students pursuing masters degrees and doctoral degrees. Contact your specific graduate program to find out what financial aid opportunities are available at the department and college level, and what is required to qualify for them.
The UF Graduate Fellowship Initiative combines legislative funding and private donations to create competitive financial aid packages for Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Fine Arts students. To read more about Alumni Graduate Fellowships, Graduate School Fellowships, Presidential Fellowships and fellowships offered by individual colleges within UF, visit its website by clicking here: UF Graduate Fellowship Initiative.
The UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs offers different forms of financial aid, such as scholarships and internships, for graduate students from minority and underrepresented backgrounds, such as first-generation college students and students in non-traditional majors.
The UF Honors Program offers a number of fellowships, grants and scholarships for studying here at UF or abroad. For more information, visit its website by clicking here: UF Honors Program
The UF Graduate Student Council offers grants for graduate student research and travel. For more information, visit its website by clicking here: UF Graduate Student Council.
The UF Libraries Data Sources for Funding Webpage lists links to a number of sources for grants and other funding. To access this resource, click here: UF Libraries Data Sources for Funding Webpage.
The online UF Graduate School Financial Aid Bulletin Board provides you with links to organizations outside UF that offer fellowships, grants and scholarships to graduate students. Visit this webpage by clicking here: Financial Aid Bulletin Board Board.
UF Student Financial Affairs oversees and coordinates all financial aid operations at UF. Its website has a wealth of online material about loans, grants, scholarships, student employment and other forms of financial aid from university, government and outside sources, as well who is eligible for them and how to apply for them. Check out its webpage on graduate financial aid available from departmental, college and university-wide sources on the UF campus by clicking here: Graduate Financial Aid Webpage.
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