Eligibility/Admissions and Program Requirements

Everything you need to know about applying for and going through the program

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic transcripts, awarded degrees, letters of recommendation and comprehensive statements of career goals and objectives. The specific criteria include:

The eligible candidates can apply directly to the MS Cybersecurity program, but should note that they are interested in the UAB SFS program in their statement of career goals and objectives. The deadline to apply for Fall 2019 is June 1, 2019. However, earlier applications are strongly encouraged.

Program Requirements

The student enrolled in the UAB SFS program will have to complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete the 30 hour curriculum requirements of the Cybersecurity program, as listed here.
  2. Complete a 3 hour directed readings research course working with a faculty member involved in the program.
  3. Complete a summer internship at a federal, state, local or tribal government.
  4. Commit to working work for a federal, state, local or tribal government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship after graduation.
  5. Actively participate in other SFS program activities as directed by the UAB SFS program director, including travel to NSF SFS job fairs.