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Tennessee Tech, Computer Science Program: Graduate Fellowship and Scholarship Available in CyberSecurity
If you are thinking about graduate school opportunities this Fall, consider joining our family of wonderful students and dedicated faculty at Tennessee Tech. Our program is offering multiple Graduate Fellowship and Scholarship opportunities in CyberSecurity starting Fall 2018/Spring 2019 at Master’s and Ph.D. levels. Both opportunities include coverage of full tuition with fees and monthly/annual stipend.
Our program offers unique experience integrated with education, research and outreach in cybersecurity. Alongside of graduate education and research, selected students are expected to participate in Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC)’s education, research and outreach activities such as security competitions, various student/faculty workshops/summer camps/conferences.
We are looking for motivated students with a strong programming background, solid communication skills, and (preferred) research experience. Applicants must have obtained their undergraduate degree in Computer Science (or closely related field), and be eligible for full admission into the Computer Science (CS) graduate program at Tennessee Tech University starting August 2018 or January 2019. Our CS program offers education and research opportunities in CyberSecurity, Knowledge Discovery and Distributed and Parallel Computing.
CyberCorps/Scholarship for Service (SFS) Scholarship: Funded by the National Science Foundation, the OPM SFS program exists to increase the national cybersecurity workforce. The SFS Students must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and be able to obtain a security clearance upon completion of their degree. Scholarship amount is around $64,000 per year including tuition. (For more information on this program can be found at https://www.tntech.edu/ceroc/education/sfs.)
Graduate Fellowship: Funded by CEROC, the fellowship involves conducting security research in the areas of Cyber Physical Systems/Smart Manufacturing Systems/Internet of Things (IoT) Systems. Fellowship amount is around $40,000 per year including tuition.Interested applicants should immediately contact email@example.com
Tech Ranks No. 1 in Public Universities and No. 2 Overall in Tennessee in Best Value Colleges
Tennessee Tech ranked first among public universities in Tennessee in a recent best value study. Students at Tech have access to academic tools such as the Bloomberg Terminal learning space in the College of Business which gives students access to global financial and economic data and is perfectly designed for small group collaboration and interactive teaching.
When it comes to providing a quality education at a great price, Tennessee Tech students get their money’s worth. At least that’s what a recent study shows.
Tech ranked first in public universities and second overall in Tennessee in the SmartAsset Best Value Colleges study for 2017.
“This is another example of our commitment to provide the best education at an affordable cost for our students,” said Tech president Phil Oldham. “This study is a tribute to everyone on campus who is dedicated to providing the best student experience possible.”
As a result of its performance in categories including scholarships provided, starting salary, tuition, living costs, and retention rates, Tech ranked second to Vanderbilt University, while ranking ahead of Christian Brothers University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Memphis, Trevecca Nazarene University, Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee-Martin, Carson-Newman University and Middle Tennessee State University.
According to the study, Tech awards an average of $8,108 in scholarships and grants while in-state tuition is $7,679. Student living costs are $15,900 and the average starting salary is $53,800. The student retention rate is 75 percent.
Tech had an index (53.37) less than seven points behind Vanderbilt (60.75) while Tech’s average starting salary was just $4,100 less than Vandy ($57,900).
“It is our vision that Tennessee Tech will be recognized as a leading technological university in the South, providing academic, economic and cultural leadership in the region,” said Oldham. “We want to produce practical, ready-to-work graduates from a broad range of academic disciplines who are prepared to excel in a technologically driven world.”
SmartAsset is a financial technology company that uses data to provide free, actionable advice on big financial decisions. Other topics the company addresses include home buying, renting, retirement, life insurance, taxes, student loans and investing.
For more information on the study, go to https://smartasset.com/student-loans/student-loan-calculator?year=2017#tennessee.
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