School of Information Sciences - Information Science & Technology Program

Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship Program

The University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences is proud to offer an exceptional program that enables civilians to obtain a scholarship for a graduate degree with a concentration in Information Assurance, receive a salary while in school, and begin a career with an unlimited future. The Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS), founded in early 2004, is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research (CAE & CAE-Research) jointly by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The scholarship recipients will be selected by the DoD while the scholarship applications will be handled by LERSAIS. The scholarship will be for pursuing an MSIS/MST degree program through the information security specialization. The scholarship students will be in the program for up to two years. All accepted students will receive stipends plus support for tuition and fees, as well as room and board. Upon graduation, the students will be required to work for a DoD agency as a civilian employee for up to two years.

Scholarship Benefits

Each student in the program will be supported for up to two years. The specific benefits include:

Requirements and Eligibility

The following criteria must be fulfilled to be eligible for DoD-IASP support:

Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Each applicant to the DoD-IASP program should provide the following:

Please send application materials to:

Shabana Reza
Re: IASP Program Application
510 Information Sciences Building
University of Pittsburgh
135 North Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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