Master of Science in Information Technology - Security Management

Protecting the assets and information of an organization’s computing infrastructure is a growing concern with greater importance in the face of mobile and cloud computing. A Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Security Management can equip the information technology professional with the knowledge and expertise to effectively manage security challenges in dynamic environments.

CTU’s online Master of Science in Information Technology degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.*

National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021**

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    48
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

Program Details

Courses
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Outcomes
  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    CS651Computer Systems Security Foundations4
    CS663Enterprise Systems Architecture4
    IT621Enterprise Data Management4
    IT640Networking and Telecommunications4
    MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments4
    PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations4
    Total Credit Hours:24
    Courses: Specialization
    CS632Data and Applications Security4
    CS652Operating Systems Security4
    CS653Network Security4
    CS654Security Management4
    IT635Information Systems Auditing 4
    IT697Information Technology Capstone4
    Total Credit Hours:24

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Preparatory Requirements

    The CTU Master of Science in Information Technology degree program is designed to provide technical depth in the issues and concerns for enterprise level solutions. In order to achieve this depth a solid foundation in Computer Science (CS) or Information Technology (IT) is required. Students without a CS or IT undergraduate degree must demonstrate at least two years of work experience in the field. Students who have successfully completed Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program meet the requirements necessary to gain entrance into the MSIT program.

    National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security

    The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have recognized Colorado Technical University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD). The CTU cyber security curriculum was certified thereby to map to the DHS/NSA cybersecurity knowledge units. This recognition and certification is valid through 2021.

    This CAE IA/CD designation is applicable to this degree program.

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  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity-- starting with the right Master of Science in Information Technology degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Master of Science in Information Technology in Security Management include:2

    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Engineer
    • Firmware Engineer
    • Software Developer
    • Systems Analyst
    • Applications Engineer
    • Business Systems Analyst
    • Business Analyst
    • Application Developer
    • Software Development Engineer
    • Senior Systems Engineer
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*Click here to learn more about the US News recognition and prestigious ranking for Colorado Technical University’s online programs.

**CTU has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity for academic years 2014-2021 for its cybersecurity and information assurance programs

1Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus

2http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.