The Master of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Information Security and Assurance provides learning in data protection in businesses and organizations. Students get to explore the fundamentals as well as the higher-level aspects of IT technology. These would include viruses, worms, other malicious software, network defense, ethical hacking, and computer forensics.
A Specialized Track such as the Information Security and Assurance Track has a total program length of fifty-six (56) credit hours. Specialized Core Courses include Critical Concepts and Competencies for the IT Professional, System Analysis and Design, Information Systems Project Management, Database Management Systems, Computer Networks, Management of Information Security, Legal and Ethical Issues in IT, and Applied IT Master Project. Specialization Courses consist of Computer and Network Security, Ethical Hacking and Network Defense, and Computer Forensics and Investigations.
Qualified students can avail of financial aid, scholarships or tuition discounts. Approved transfer credits can also reduce educational costs.
The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Students are given ample opportunity to learn about how data is analyzed to solve complex problems; how to employ project management skills as well as the theory, principles and practices of information systems. The area of specialization allows students to gain expertise in their preferred field while the Core Courses provides the foundation to equip students with the necessary knowledge, familiarity, understanding and skills required to succeed in the IT field.