MS in Information Technology - Information Security Specialization

Capella University

Program Description

MS in Information Technology - Information Security Specialization

Capella University

The need to protect enterprises against threats to information system availability, integrity, and confidentiality has made information security expertise a valuable skill within businesses, government agencies, and military organizations. This online master's in information security, designed around the domains of knowledge in the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, combines technical and policy-focused course work designed to provide the skills you need to protect the security of information systems while supporting organizational goals. It also features a Virtual Lab Environment that allows you to test open vulnerabilities and simulate and protect against attacks on system design, and to create a professional project portfolio that demonstrates your master’s level competencies to current and future employers. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing information security management or consulting positions in businesses, government, and the military.

Capella has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

78% of our learners receive aid.

 

Core Courses


 - Technical Communications - 4 credits
 - Enterprise System and Application Development - 4 credits

OR

 - Overview of Enterprise Applications - 4 credits
 - Project Management for Technology Professionals - 4 credits
 - System Development Theory and Practice - 4 credits
 - System Usability Analysis and Design - 4 credits

OR

 - Enterprise Application Testing* - 4 credits

OR

 - Quality Assurance - 4 credits
 - Business Foundations - 4 credits

Specialization Courses

Choose five from the following courses AND the Integrative Project course

 - Network Technology - 4 credits
 - Enterprise System Security - 4 credits
 - Operating System Theory and Application - 4 credits
 - Project Risk Management - 4 credits
 - Security Management Practices - 4 credits
 - Secure System Development and Cryptology - 4 credits
 - Wireless Security - 4 credits
 - Computer Forensics and Investigations - 4 credits
 - Ethical and Legal Considerations in Information Technology - 4 credits
 - Special Topics in Technology* - 4 credits

OR

Choose two 2-credit intensive study courses in place of one 4-credit specialization course

 - Cyber Threats to Enterprise Security - 2 credits
 - Network Security Solutions for the Enterprise - 2 credits

Integrative Project Course (taken during the learner's final quarter)
 
- Integrative Project* - 4 credits

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This course is Online
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August 2016, January 2017, May 2017
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