AZsecure Cybersecurity Program


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million unfilled positions in the global cybersecurity workforce by 2020.
Frost & Sullivan, 2015


more job openings over the next five years because of an increase in cybercrime
Cybersecurity Ventures, 2017


funding for graduate students from the AZSecure Cybersecurity Program, plus research and publication opportunities

DEADLINE EXTENDED for August, 2019 Admission!

NEW application deadline: June 28, 2019

The AZSecure Cybersecurity Scholarship Program is seeking qualified applicants for admittance in August, 2019.  Applicants choose from two employment tracks in the scholarship program: Government - Scholarship for Service (SFS) and Industry - Scholarship for Industry (SFI).

Both tracks follow the same curriculum, however, SFS recipients are required to repay their scholarships to the U.S. government by obtaining public sector employment post-graduation for the length of their scholarship (2-3 years). There is no service requirement for the SFI track.

Applicant qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, IT background/interest in cybersecurity, and U.S. citizenship. You must first apply to the MIS MS program and supply the supplemental materials for the AZSecure program as part of your application.

Two Tracks

Scholarship for Service (SFS)
Government Service Track

With funding from the National Science Foundation Scholarship-for-Service (SFS) CyberCorps Program, this program track offers full scholarships to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in exchange for public service following graduation.

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Scholarship for Industry (SFI)
Industry Employment Track

With funding support from the MIS department, SFI scholarship students receive a top-notch cybersecurity education, research opportunities with world class faculty, and internship and job placement support.

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Why AZSecure?

The UA’s AZSecure Cybersecurity program trains top-notch graduate students to be critical public defenders of America’s cyberspace. To support the goal of developing well-trained, expert information security professionals, the UA has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), Research (CAE-R), and Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). Our program trains top graduate students in the cybersecurity discipline with an innovative and multidisciplinary approach, embedding intensive research into the educational experience.