InfoSec program at UNM sees doubled enrollment, high job placement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Originally launched in Fall 2014, the University of New Mexico’s master of science in Information Systems and Assurance program is growing rapidly. Albuquerque Business First.

During its first year, the program had 36 students, a number that according to program director Steve Burd has nearly doubled to 60, including summer enrollment. Burd projects that number will jump up to around 90 next year and then just under 110 in two years, when they will likely have to start capping enrollment.

The program also is fortunate to have 18 full-ride National Science Foundation scholarships available. The current round of scholarships that began in 2013 goes through 2017, and Burd has a renewal grant pending with the NSF for another four years and 17 scholarships that he’s expecting to hear back on in the next few weeks.

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Source: Albuquerque Business First

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