NSF Scholarship for Security Track


Students interested in earning their MSIS degree with a concentration in Information Assurance and Security are eligible for a full scholarship under the Federal Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. 

Each scholarship covers tuition, books, a stipend and travel support for conferences. SFS requires that students complete Federal internships for which they are also paid and to work for a Federal agency for at least two years after graduation. SIS will offer up to six scholarships for students beginning their Master’s degree studies in Fall 2007.  Students must be US citizens, able to obtain a security clearance, have an undergraduate degree with demonstrated strength in Computer and Information Science (or related disciplines), and must be eligible for admission to MSIS or MST programs at SIS. Scholarship recipients will experience a multidisciplinary educational environment featuring a superior Information Assurance curriculum.  SIS is one of only 13 universities in the entire nation to receive certification in all five national Information Assurance educational standards set by the Committee on National Systems Security (CNSS). Additionally, the scholarship program emphasizes a "user-friendly" environment where students/recipients are assured of a supportive mentoring network and opportunities to engage in cybersecurity research projects.   Graduates of the SAIS track in Information Science and Telecommunications will be qualified to manage the security of large networks and infrastructures.

For applications, contact Professor James Joshi at jjoshi@sis.pitt.edu or visit http://www.sis.pitt.edu/~sais/index.html.

James Joshi

Lead Faculty James Joshi Describes the Track of Study