Scholarship for Industry: Industry Employment Track


Program Summary

Our AZSecure SFI program is a two-year, on-campus program. Through coursework in the UA’s MIS degree and electives in MIS, Computer Science (CS) and/or Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) departments as well as our online NSA-recognized Enterprise Security Certificate, scholarship students emerge with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the cybersecurity workforce. In addition to receiving a strong information security education, SFI students also participate in independent studies resulting in a Master's Paper or dissertation, other relevant publications, extra-curricular activities and internship and job placement support. Government service is not required upon graduation.


Considerations for SFI admittance eligibility include the following:

Minimum Eligibility:

  • Citizenship: All SFI scholars must be U.S. citizens.
  • Academic Merit: The Scholarship Committee will examine applicants' grade point average (3.00 minimum), transcripts of previous coursework, relevant extracurricular activities and references.
  • Qualifications for the MIS MS/PhD Program: Successful applicants must have a bachelor's degree and meet the requirements on the MS MIS Admissions page. 

Additional Considerations:

  • Interest in Cybersecurity or Information Assurance: Students must demonstrate a strong interest in cybersecurity work through their interview, prior academic work and/or professional experience and activities.
  • Communication Skills: Through examination of applicants' written work, CV/resume and their interview, the Scholarship Committee will evaluate each student's verbal and written communication skills.

Funding and Benefits - SFI

  • All MIS MS or PhD tuition paid
    • MS students are responsible for the following annual Eller MS program fees: approximate mandatory fees $1,328; and program fees $11,500
  • Part-time paid Graduate Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant positions
  • Internship and job placement assistance (no government service requirement) 
  • World class faculty research mentorship