Engaged, Interactive, Online.

At the University of Fairfax, we don’t believe “online” should mean “on your own.”  That’s why we include live, interactive sessions with your professors and classmates to create a real classroom experience from anywhere you happen to be.  With a curriculum focused on real-world application and faculty who are invested in their students’ success, we can help you take your career in cybersecurity, information technology, or business to the next level.  Explore our programs below, and complete the form at right to schedule an appointment with one of our admissions staff today.

Military & Veterans: Enjoy exclusive benefits along with your GI Bill®️* – including the Blue Ribbon Grant, worth up to $18,000 for qualified students.

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Highest Degree Levels for Highest Achievers

Graduate Certificate – Project Management and Quality Assurance

Graduates of this certificate program will learn how to manage, deliver, and lead complex projects and to deliver those projects on-time and under budget.

Graduate Certificate – Enterprise Information Security

The Enterprise Information Security Practices Graduate Certificate is a great way to learn and demonstrate your knowledge in information security terminology and concepts, and the expertise necessary to take-on ‘hands-on’ cybersecurity roles at these organizations.

Graduate Certificate – Cybersecurity Best Practices

Take the ‘Cybersecurity Best Practices Graduate Certificate’ program and become an ‘Ethical Hacker’ that organizations are looking for!

Graduate Certificate – Information Security Professional Practices

In the University of Fairfax’s CISSP Prep Class, students will familiarize themselves with the cybersecurity framework to critically analyze security awareness issues and to evaluate best practices in implementing security systems within the enterprise.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management

Learn from seasoned security practitioners and utilize cutting edge curriculum to take your cybersecurity credentials to the next level.

Master of Computer Science and Engineering

In this program, Computer Science professionals increase their breadth of knowledge to do further work in hardware, software, theory in electronics within industry or post-graduate study.

Master of Business Administration

The University of Fairfax MBA program was developed by industry experts and gives you a broad foundation in the full spectrum of business management, with the option of specializing in one of three distinct areas.

Doctorate in Information Assurance

Our doctoral students have diverse professional objectives such as becoming a cybersecurity leader, policymaker, applied researcher or academic.

Doctorate of Business Administration Degree

This degree program is designed for working professionals interested in pursuing their graduate education in the field of business administration and whom already possess a master’s degree and are seeking an advanced terminal degree in research within the business field.

Doctorate of Software Development

This preeminent developer’s curriculum at the University of Fairfax has been specifically designed for the IT professional looking to advance and leverage  their career as a Chief Software Engineer or Developer.

PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

This program is designed for working professionals in the computer science arena with a concentration in Computer Science and Engineering that already have a master’s degree and are seeking an advanced terminal degree in research within the Computer Science and Engineering field.

Master of Science in Cloud Computing

In this program, Cloud Computing professionals increase their breadth of knowledge to design, operate, and maintain cloud computing systems.
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Grants & Scholarships

Crisis Grant

In order to assist transfer students from other educational institutions, the university from time to time may extend the Crisis Grant to students from institutions that have closed or face imminent closure. Students from eligible institutions who transfer their studies during designated course sessions may receive, up to remaining need, up to $75 per credit hour. The grant may be renewed in subsequent course sessions as long as the student remains continually enrolled, until completion of their academic program.

International Online Studies Grant

The International Online Studies Grant is designed to enhance collaboration between educational institutions and facilitate continued higher education for international students. It is available to international students who enroll into a master’s program at the University of Fairfax and reside outside of the United States.

Initial Eligibility: International online students who have met the following criteria may qualify for this grant.

  • Have met the requirements for admissions to an eligible master’s program at University of Fairfax.
  • Student must be a non F1 International Student.

Application Process: Applicants will automatically be considered for this grant upon submission of a completed University of Fairfax international student application.

Award: Eligible students will be awarded $250 per course for the master’s degree level. Grant payments are applied directly to students’ tuition charges on their student accounts.

Continued Eligibility at University of Fairfax: Continued eligibility from term to term is contingent on students’ continuous enrollment at the university as an online student. Grant not to exceed more than $3000 per program. Repeat courses are not eligible for grant allocation.

This grant cannot be combined with any other grants or scholarships.

Blue Ribbon Grant

The Blue Ribbon Grant is designed to recognize and assist veterans, active-duty military personnel, spouse and dependents by providing additional grant funds upon the exhaustion or expiration of military education benefits to support the individual to enhance their educational benefits.

Eligibility:

The University of Fairfax provides a grant of up to 35% of the total amount that is paid toward the direct cost of education on behalf of an individual qualified by the Veterans Administration under Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, Military Tuition Assistance or State National Guard. (MYCAA recipients are not eligible)

Application:

See Student Services for an application.

Award:

Eligible students may accumulate up to a maximum of $18,000 to extend or complete their programs of study, or assist a current spouse or qualified dependent at the University of Fairfax. Once earned the accumulated grant amount may be utilized to pay tuition and fees at University of Fairfax in any academic program or degree level including to fund an external certification that is associated with the students program of study. The grant funds must be used within 10 years of the last day of the term the Blue Ribbon Grant was earned.

The military student earning the grant may elect to transfer the earned grant to a current spouse or qualified dependent under the age of 30. In the event of such transfer, the grant will be considered earned, transferable, and payable toward the transferee spouse or qualified dependent’s account following the completion of any term in which the military student’s benefits are paid toward the transferor’s tuition and fees.

International Doctoral Scholarship

The International Doctoral Scholarship is designed to enhance collaboration between educational institutions and facilitate continued higher education for international students. It is available to international F-1 students who enroll into a doctoral program at the University of Fairfax.

Initial Eligibility: International F-1 students who have met the following criteria may qualify for this scholarship.

  • Be in good standing with Department of Homeland Security and;
  • Have met the requirements for admissions to an eligible doctorate program at University of Fairfax.

Application Process: Applicants will automatically be considered for this scholarship upon submission of a completed University of Fairfax international student application and the appropriate application fee.

Award: Eligible students will be awarded $350 per course for the doctorate degree level. Scholarship payments are applied directly to students’ tuition and fee charges on their student accounts.

Continued Eligibility at University of Fairfax: Continued eligibility from term to term is contingent on students’ continuous enrollment at the university. However, students who have had an interruption in their attendance due to a return to their home country for visa purposes or health issues may have the requirement for continuous enrollment waived and be eligible to receive the remainder of their award. Such students should discuss their situations with their Dean who will forward the information to the Executive Vice President of Operations who will make the final determination of eligibility.

The certification of receipt of the International Doctoral Scholarship will be based upon the date that the application for admission is received by an International Admissions Officer. The award year for the scholarship is defined as July 1st to June 30th. The total amount of funds allocated by University of Fairfax for the scholarship is $350,000 each award year. The availability of the scholarship will be evaluated at the end of each calendar year.

This scholarship cannot be combined with any other grants or scholarships.

Student Development Scholarship

The Student Development Scholarship is designed to ease the financial burden and facilitate continued higher education for international students that are awarded H-1B visa status. It is offered to students in the Doctor of Information Assurance programs that wish to complete their studies while working in the United States on an H-1B visa. The scholarship is an award of $600 per course, credited to the student’s account after their first term of enrollment. This scholarship may not be combined with any other scholarship and is available to students who enroll before May 9, 2022.

University Transfer Scholarship

The University Transfer Scholarship is designed to enhance collaboration between educational institutions and facilitate continued higher education for international students. It is offered to students from Universities and Colleges or English as a Second Language programs within the United States who transfer their I‐20 to the University of Fairfax into the Doctor of Information Assurance programs. The scholarship is a one‐time award of $1,000, credited to the student’s account after their first term of enrollment, and is non‐renewable. This scholarship may not be combined with any other scholarship program and is available to students who enroll before May 9, 2022.

Fellowships

Information Security Certification Fellowship

The University has established an Information Security Certification Fellowship Fund for degree-seeking applicants who hold selected, recognized information security certifications such as CISSP, CISM, and CISA. This Fellowship serves to encourage information security professionals to advance their careers in order to increase the security of public and private information systems. Only active certifications held prior to enrollment in a University of Fairfax degree program are eligible for consideration. Students must remain in good academic standing and meet financial obligations to the University in order to continue to receive Fellowship disbursements.

FISMA Fellowship

The University has established the FISMA Fellowship Fund to support research that is needed to improve FISMA compliance. Preference is given to individuals who demonstrate a capability and motivation to undertake FISMA compliance-related projects. FISMA Fellowship awards are based on merit and/or need. Students must remain in good academic standing and meet financial obligations to the University in order to continue to receive fellowship disbursements.

Cyber Policy Fellowship

To support and encourage cybersecurity professionals to address cybersecurity policy level challenges, the University has established the Cybersecurity Policy Tuition Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to qualified and motivated students who wish to address cybersecurity challenges and advance their cybersecurity careers. Students must remain in good academic standing and meet financial obligations to the University in order to continue to receive disbursements each session towards their tuition.

Cybersecurity Crisis Fellowship

In recognition of the persistent global cyber security crisis, the Cybersecurity Crisis Fellowship has been established to help prepare future professionals in their efforts to protect business  and government data systems.

For more information on how to apply and qualify for institutional aid, please fill out the form to the right.

Testimonials

It wasn’t just lip service… [they] made me feel like these were people that I could relate to.  [University of Fairfax] was right there and provided me with [a grant] that was more than adequate to cover that additional time in terms of tuition. They were just fantastic about that.

– John Galliano
Doctorate of Information Assurance

I was surprised by how welcoming and detailed they were about all the information that was required.  Other programs were focused more on IT whereas this DIA program concentrated more on cybersecurity.

-Kruthi Jayakumar
Doctorate of Information Assurance

My journey started with the University of Fairfax back in 2006; I deployed in that particular month, and was able to continue to pursue my studies. There are so many people within the University of Fairfax that I’d like to thank.

-Dr. Claude L. Jenkins II
Doctorate of Information Assurance

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