Cyber Corps Program

Do you have what it takes to be a MacGyver at an intelligence agency?

If so, you may wish to consider joining The University of Tulsa's Cyber Corps Program. This program has fielded more than 300 students since the fall of 2001. Approximately 70 percent have gone on to pursue very successful careers (including advanced studies) with the NSA or CIA. Other graduates have taken positions with agencies such as DHS, FBI and NASA.


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At the University of Tulsa, professor Sujeet Shenoi is teaching students how to hack into oil pipelines and electric power plants.

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The Cyber Corps Program accepts undergraduate, master's and doctoral students who have strong interests in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied physics, engineering physics or mathematics.

Two programs - the National Science Foundation's Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service and the Department of Defense's (DOD's) Information Assurance Scholarship Program - provide scholarships to Cyber Corps students.

In September 2011, the NSF announced it was awarding a $2.48 million grant to TU to train "cyber warriors." That brings the total NSF support for TU's Cyber Corps Program to nearly $15 million since 2001. Read details of the grant.

The scholarships cover two years of study (junior-level or higher) and are extendable. The scholarships provide the following benefits:

  • Eight-month stipend and room and board allowance of at least $22,000 ($18,000 for undergraduates)
  • Free tuition, books and supplies
  • Summer internship that will pay approximately $9,000 ($7,500 for undergraduates)

You must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance. You should have good grades and be passionate about problem solving. Fluency in an exotic language is a definite asset.

As a student at The University of Tulsa, you also will have the opportunity to work directly with government agency personnel, including U.S. Secret Service agents, on a variety of MacGyver-type problems.

Cyber Corps students also work alongside law enforcement on active criminal investigations. TU students helped Tulsa police crack a triple homicide that was profiled on the nationally televised program Forensic FilesView the case details.

For more information, contact Dr. Sujeet Shenoi (Sujeet@UTulsa.Edu).

The program accepts students every semester.