By: J.D. Ross
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The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University, and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA) have signed an agreement to offer transfer credit for graduates of  UVA’s Certificate in Cybersecurity Management program into the iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management program.

The agreement, signed earlier this week in Virginia, “will leverage the faculty resources of two highly respected education institutions to prepare professionals to address today’s complex cybersecurity issues,” explained Susan Corieri, Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Special Academic Program Initiatives at the iSchool.

“These UVA students are often professionals from government agencies or technology companies,” said Corieri, who noted that their career experiences coupled with their training in UVA’s program will prepare them well for iSchool graduate degree work.

UVA’s Certificate in Cybersecurity Management is an 18-credit graduate level offering. Upon successful completion of the UVA program, graduates can transfer in up to 15 credits towards coursework at the iSchool.

The Master of Information Science degree at the iSchool is designed to prepare students to respond to four basic challenges confronting organizations today, including:

  • Increasing the productivity and creativity of knowledge workers, managers and executives who work with information resources;
  • Evaluating, planning and deploying the effective use of information and communication technologies within organizations;
  • Developing corporate and government policies to maximize the benefits resulting from the widespread use of these technologies; and
  • Improving the strategic use and management of information resources in business, government, and non-profit organizations.

The degree is a 42 credit hour program. Applicants with more than six years of relevant experience may qualify for a 30 credit hour executive track. Like all iSchool graduate degrees, it can be taken full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, or any combination thereof.

Applicants for the partnership program must meet certain criteria, and follow Syracuse University’s admission policies and procedures. Syracuse will not accept transfer credit of any course earned with a grade below “B.” For more information about graduate programs, visit: