Information Assurance And Cyber Security Specialization - M.S. in Information Technology

Information Assurance and Cyber Security 

From ensuring the privacy of our healthcare information to defending financial institutions from breach, information security professionals are in growing demand.*

In this specialization, you will learn techniques for detecting threats and protecting and defending resources against attacks, the security governance structures organizations use to manage IT-related risks, and legally sound methods for investigating and responding to security breaches. You will also explore ethical considerations and the organizational and human factors that affect cyber security.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 37% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.” On the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm (viewed online February 16, 2014). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Core Courses

Specialization Courses


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