Centers and Institutes
AFFILIATED USF RESEARCH CENTERS
The Strategic and Cyber Intelligence Program (SCIP) in the School of Information (iSchool) is an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (legacy IC-CAE). The Congressionally-mandated IC CAE program was established to support the development of intelligence education and national security programs through partnership with selected universities. SCIP has established several Academic Programs to support this objective at the Graduate (including a Master's degree) and Undergraduate level (including a Minor and a Major with a Concentration in Intelligence Analysis). Our faculty and staff provide advising and support for students seeking internships with local and federal agencies and organizations, and we also offer a number of other learning opportunities for students to engage with the IC.
Located at USF, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, also known as Cyber Florida, was created by the Florida State legislature to serve as the hub for cybersecurity research, education, and outreach throughout the state and beyond. Cyber Florida fosters collaboration between higher education, government, defense, and business communities to share knowledge, resources and training opportunities that help mitigate cybersecurity threats and capitalize on opportunities for innovative solutions.
The world has become irreversibly connected and interdependent. Only those institutions that understand this profound transformation can excel. This philosophy underlies the deep commitment by the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies (CSDS) to increase the awareness of our students about this transformation and to prepare them to succeed in this new environment. The Center has become the stage where influential thinkers and dignitaries come to share their visions and enlighten our community about key global challenges.