The Mission of the University of Fairfax


The mission of the University of Fairfax is to offer flexible, in-demand distance education programs that meet the needs of employers in a changing global marketplace. The University designs quality programs that foster critical thinking, effective communication, and collaboration in career-focused disciplines. The programs offer students practitioner-focused curricula that advance applied knowledge and research in applicable contemporary career fields.

Institutional Goals

The University of Fairfax measures the continuous achievement of its mission through the following goals:

  • Offer relevant distance education degree programs that graduate individuals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the needs of employers in cybersecurity, information technology, and business-related disciplines.
  • Support the changing global marketplace by preparing professionals to think critically and offer solutions to address industry challenges.
  • Develop professionals with strong interpersonal skills able to effectively contribute to the advancement of their chosen discipline.
  • Design programs that allow professionals to apply knowledge and research in an effort to enhance their chosen field.
  • Promote a learner-centered culture that encourages diversity of thought and continued development of contemporary career fields.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement that results in high quality distance education programs that meets students’ academic goals and changing employer needs.



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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