College of Graduate Studies
The interdisciplinary nature of graduate study and research has a
long-standing presence in UCF graduate education. Faculty and students reach
beyond organizational structures to engage with others who share similar
research interests yet can provide complementary expertise and perspective to
the research work. The complexities of many research questions require such
multidisciplinary, organic configurations of researchers, and the need to
prepare our graduate students for future research environments obligates the
College of Graduate Studies to promote interdisciplinary education at UCF.
of Graduate Studies houses interdisciplinary graduate programs in geographic information systems, interdisciplinary studies for master's
students, modeling and simulation, and nanotechnology.
Geographic Information Systems Graduate Certificate
Director: John Walker, PhD
Graduate Web Address: Geographic Information Systems
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Graduate Certificate provides students with the interdisciplinary background in geography and the technical skills in the application of GIS. The certificate will enhance the student's ability to understand, visual and analyze geospatial data to address questions related to place and spatial interactions.
Program Director: John Weishampel, PhD
The Master of Arts and Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Programs are excellent preparation for a number of endeavors in the
twenty-first century. They allow students the flexibility to develop an
individually tailored plan of study and the choice of thesis or nonthesis
Students in these programs share a commitment to intellectual
exploration in graduate-level education and seek enrichment and goals that
could not be achieved through the study of a single discipline.
Modeling and Simulation Program
Program Director: Joseph LaViola, Jr., PhD
Graduate Web Address: http://www.graduate.ucf.edu/ModelingandSimulation/
is a world leader in Modeling and Simulation graduate education, and its
Modeling and Simulation Program has a history of academic excellence in the
field of modeling, simulation and training. The program offers rigorous
academic Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy curricula that ensure a
strong core yet provide students the flexibility to shape their own education.
Graduate Certificate in Modeling and Simulation of Technical Systems provides
students with knowledge in modeling and simulation fundamentals, including
modeling techniques and applications, with special emphasis on modeling and
simulation in testing and evaluation. This program is delivered electronically
via distance education.
Director: Qun Huo, PhD
Graduate Web Address: http://psm.nanoscience.ucf.edu/
Technology Center offers the Nanotechnology MS Program and the Professional
Science Master's (PSM) in Nanotechnology Program.
The Nanotechnology MS
provides students with scientific knowledge and research training in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The program prepares students for seeking employment in industry and academia involved in nanotechnology research, product development and commercialization, or to pursue advanced PhD degrees in related areas.
The Nanotechnology PSM provides students with
scientific education in nanotechnology and professional training in business
and technology entrepreneurship. The program prepares students with necessary
skills for seeking employment in industry and academia involved in
nanotechnology research, product development and commercialization.