Welcome International Students!

University of Fairfax has a rich history of diversity and we appreciate the cultural perspective our international students bring to our classes. The University of Fairfax is an accredited graduate university dedicated to cyber security. As a result, we are a leading provider of senior cyber security professionals to both the public and private sectors

International Credentials

Applicants with international credentials must arrange for a course-by-course evaluation of their transcripts to confirm equivalence to an accredited degree from the U.S. The University of Fairfax accepts evaluations provided by:

If the academic records are in a language other than English, an English translation is required that is as close to word-for-word as possible.

Payment Convenience through Flywire

The University of Fairfax has partnered with Flywire to streamline the international payment process. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency.

By making your payment with Flywire you can:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Contact their multi-lingual customer support team with any questions, day or night

If you have questions about making an international payment, visit https://www.flywire.com/help

Statement of Identity

Required for Identity Verification. Please download and complete the Statement of Identity form and take with your Passport or a Photo ID to a notary or lawyer's office to have them verify your identification. As a requirement per our accrediting agency and to ensure academic integrity, all new students are required to pass an Identity Verification. IMPORTANT: This is not a credit check.

Demonstrate English Language Proficiency

  1. TOEFL®
    1. Internet-based test: a passing score of 80 or greater.
    2. Computer-based test: a passing score of 213 or greater.
    3. Paper-based test: a passing score of 550 or greater.      
  2. Complete IELTS® with a passing score of 6.5 or greater     
  3. Demonstrate successful completion of an English as a Second Language program from any approved ESL school located in the United States



  •  Frances Undelikwo
    Frances Undelikwo

    Head, Information Systems Control, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nigeria


    Cybersecurity Doctoral Student

    "I consider it fulfilling to crown my experience with a [Cybersecurity Doctorate] from [such] a renowned and subject expert [as the University of Fairfax]."

  • Dr. Barbara Burton
    Dr. Barbara Burton

    Information Security Architect Engineer, Cerebral Solutions, Inc.

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    Cybersecurity Doctorate

    "After only six months in the University of Fairfax doctoral program, I was promoted to Information Systems Security Manager."

  •  Julius Clark
    Julius Clark

    Information Security Officer, Wells Fargo Bank

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    Cybersecurity MS Graduate

    The University of Fairfax has a unique focus in creating cybersecurity leaders."

  • Dr. Bryan Cline
    Dr. Bryan Cline

    Vice President and CISO, Health Information Trust Alliance, LLC

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    Cybersecurity Doctorate

    "The focus on cybersecurity, plus the faculty background and experience, make the University of Fairfax unique."

  •  Rhonda Farrell
    Rhonda Farrell

    Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

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    Cybersecurity Doctoral Candidate

    "University of Fairfax opens a door to a huge cybersecurity market – even while still in school."

  • Dr. Tim Godlove
    Dr. Tim Godlove

    Senior IT Program Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs

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    Cybersecurity Doctorate

    "The University of Fairfax is the front runner in cybersecurity online graduate education."

  •  Eric Handy
    Eric Handy

    C&A Subject Matter Expert, eGlobal Tech, Inc.

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    Cybersecurity MS Graduate

    "The faculty is a 'whos who' of information security in Washington, D.C."

  •  Claude L. Jenkins, II
    Claude L. Jenkins, II

    Information Systems Technician, U.S. Army

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    Cybersecurity Doctoral Candidate and MS Graduate

    "Even while deployed in Iraq, I was able to participate in my courses and keep pace online."

  • Dr. Richard C. Jones
    Dr. Richard C. Jones

    Information Security Consultant, Lockheed Martin

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    Cybersecurity Doctorate and MS Graduate

    "University of Fairfax courses are designed to prepare you for cybersecurity senior management."

  • Dr. Thresa B. Lang
    Dr. Thresa B. Lang

    Information Assurance Competency Lead, U.S. Navy

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    Cybersecurity Doctorate

    "My University of Fairfax doctorate enabled me to write my own ticket. I am a lot happier in my job."

  •  Dennis McCallam
    Dennis McCallam

    Director of Cybersecurity Architectures, Northrop Grumman Corporation

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    Cybersecurity Doctoral Student

    "Learning the research process at University of Fairfax has had a significant impact on my work in cybersecurity architectures."

  • Dr. Ken E. Stavinoha
    Dr. Ken E. Stavinoha

    Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems

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    Cybersecurity Doctorate MS Graduate

    "My University of Fairfax degree enabled me to contribute to the establishment of cloud computing standards at NIST."




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U of F Cybersecurity Education Path

Education Path
Distinguish yourself and advance your cybersecurity career by following the University of Fairfax Online Cybersecurity Education Path. No matter which graduate program you pursue, all of your courses will explore relevant cybersecurity policy and management issues, and you will complete a cybersecurity project in each course. You can apply what you learn and make significant contributions in your workplace right away.
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