SAN ANGELO, TX -- ASU and NCS administrators signed an articulation agreement Thursday that will allow NSA employees to transfer their NCS credits into seven different undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs offered through ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies (CSS).
“NSA has qualified people who don’t have the associated degrees to advance at the agency,” said Dr. Tony R. “Randy” Mullis, CSS director in a press release. “This agreement is a means to a larger end – to help provide the education that will ensure those employees can get the credentials needed to remain at NSA and keep serving and protecting our nation.”
NCS students who complete the CYBR 3422 cybersecurity course can transfer 12 credit hours into one of these ASU graduate degree programs:
Master of Science in homeland security
Master of Security Studies in intelligence, security studies and analysis
NCS students who complete the CYBR 3410 cybersecurity course can transfer nine credit hours toward ASU’s undergraduate Cybersecurity Certificate program.
NCS students who complete a 13-course track in counter-terrorism can transfer up to 42 credit hours into one of these ASU undergraduate degree programs:
Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice
Bachelor of Science in criminal justice
NCS students who complete a prescribed homeland security course track can transfer up to 66 credit hours into one of these ASU undergraduate degree programs:
Bachelor of Security Studies in border and homeland security
Bachelor of Security Studies in intelligence, security studies and analysis
Dr. Jeff Dailey, associate professor of border security studies and intelligence, spearheaded the articulation agreement efforts for ASU.
“NSA is the largest and most effective intelligence agency in the world, with over 50,000 employees worldwide,” Dailey said. “Having this type of agreement between NSA and Angelo State can be a huge benefit to both institutions. ASU gains highly-qualified students, and the NSA employees have access to the education they need to advance their careers.”
ASU is just the seventh school in the U.S. to sign this type of accelerated degree agreement with the National Security Agency, joining Augusta University, Capitol Technology University, Dakota State University, Drexel University, the University of Maryland and the University of West Florida.