University of Fairfax Distinction

The University of Fairfax Distinction

The University of Fairfax is an accredited, online graduate institution established to address the growing shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals in the public and private sectors.

Major employers (including Northrop Grumman, CSC, Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo, CISCO, DHS, NSA, NRC and Veterans Affairs) hire and promote our students and alumni. Employers recognize that University of Fairfax students can immediately apply what they learn and make contributions at work because: (1) our practitioner-oriented cybersecurity graduate programs are taught by expert cybersecurity practitioners, and (2) all courses are focused on cybersecurity and require the completion of "real world" cybersecurity projects.

Who are our students?

The typical University of Fairfax student is a cybersecurity or IT professional who wants to transition into cybersecurity or who wishes to advance in cybersecurity by attaining leadership or expert status. The average age of a University of Fairfax student is 46.

Why us?

Our students report that the University is unique and unmatched. Specifically, they selected the University of Fairfax because of the following:

  • 100% cybersecurity focus
  • Expert cybersecurity practitioner faculty
  • Rigorous, project-driven, practitioner-oriented curricula
  • Accessible online course delivery
  • Student and alumni career successes
  • Student and alumni satisfaction


Join the Cybersecurity Elite
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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