Industry Employment Track

AZSecure Cybersecurity Program for Industry

What does the program involve?   Our AZSecure program is a two-year, on-campus program.  Through coursework in the University of Arizona's Management Information Systems (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, students emerge with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the cybersecurity workforce.  In addition to receiving a strong information security education, AZSecure students also participate in independent studies resulting in a Master's thesis, other relevant publications, extra-curricular activities, and timely placement support.
Who is the program for?  The program is primarily for eligible U.S. MIS Masters students, who receive two years of full funding.  A limited number of fellowships may be available to MIS Ph.D. students (up to 3 years of funding).  

NOTE:  All course work and research is conducted at The University of Arizona Tucson campus.  Other than the courses in the Enterprise Security Certificate (MIS 515, 516, and 517), the AZSecure program is not available online or through satellite campuses.

Why AZSecure?

The AZSecure Cybersecurity Program produces top-notch students with a strong background in Information Assurance as well as excellent technical, managerial, and research skills. Our students have been placed in internships and permanent positions in a variety of top government security agencies, labs, and other locales with a 100% success rate.  

In addition, the Management Information Systems Department has been consistently ranked within the top five programs (public and private) for the last 28 years. The AZSecure curriculum leads students through significant cybersecurity and information assurance coursework and independent research, offering a well-rounded information systems education that includes coursework in enterprise computing and security, analytics and data mining, and system and software design.

AZSecure is one integrated component of the Artificial Intelligence Lab's focus on Cybersecurity Research and Education.   

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