Boise State offers new Ph.D. in computing

The doctoral degree will include computer science, computational science and engineering, and cybersecurity. | File photo

Boise State University has announced a new doctoral program in computing that will focus on producing exceedingly prepared workers for the local and regional high-tech industry.

“The state of Idaho and local industry have invested in computer science at Boise State University, and we expect this new Ph.D. program to offer a great return on that investment,” Boise State President Bob Kustra said. “Industry leaders have told us that the strength and growth of Idaho’s tech companies still rely too much on recruiting talent from outside of the state.”

The State Board of Education unanimously approved the Ph.D. in computing when it was voted upon on June 16. The new computing program will go well with the new master’s degree in biomolecular sciences. The two programs will geared toward online completion of degrees will provide opportunities for Idaho adults who want to continue their education to boost their employability.

The Ph.D. in computing, which will include computer science, computational science and engineering, and cybersecurity, will also make a wider base in research and development available to the local industry.

The program will begin this fall.

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