Lead in cybersecurity defense with a doctoral degree in information assurance
A doctoral degree in information assurance is a practical research degree and the highest degree program in the field. The program is designed for working professionals interested in reaching the pinnacle in their careers. And, there is a high demand for skilled experts in the cyber field who can design new processes, train new professionals and implement them in the organizations.
When you graduate with a DIA at Fairfax, you will be prepared for many exciting careers in this growing industry. Our graduates have gone on to work in high-level positions in the United States Navy, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Lockheed Martin, Cisco Systems, Wells Fargo, and more!
Broad range curriculum
The DIA curriculum’s broad range of courses support the foundation for many different career paths.
Personalized attention and support
The support team behind each student (Academic Advisors, Deans, Faculty, Financial Aid, and Career Services) see each person as an individual and not as a number.
Courses facilitated by industry professionals
Students are exposed to real-world scenarios, problem-solving, and networking opportunities through instructors who have spent time in the field.
DIA Program Overview
62 credit hoursMost students complete this program in 3-5 years
$59,260Additional fees apply
Scholarships & Financial Aid
We recognize that many students need some type of financial assistance in order to make this investment in their future. Our Financial Services Team will sit down with prospective students to identify sources of financial assistance. We are committed to finding solutions for those who qualify.
Please Note: Federal Financial Aid is not yet available to students of University of Fairfax.
A maximum of 9 semester credits equivalent to our courses in content, credit and level may be transferred to a Doctoral program.