Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy

CTU's Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy degree program is intended to provide a basic knowledge of cybersecurity issues for managers of Information Technology professionals. This curriculum is designed to help students develop skills to cope with policy-level decision-making with respect to cybersecurity issues in the public or private sector.

Coursework is designed to cover management, IT/Computer Science and cybersecurity law and policy for those who require some baseline knowledge of cybersecurity issues, but not at the level of a technical specialist.

For IT professionals interested in the more technical roles of implementing and overseeing IT systems, CTU's MSIT degree program offers a concentration in Security Management.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021*

CLASSES START

TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    CS632 Data and Applications Security 4
    CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4
    CS652 Operating Systems Security 4
    CS653 Network Security 4
    IT600 IT Management 4
    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
    PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    Courses: Concentration
    HLS651 Introduction to Cybersecurity Policy 4
    HLS652 Government and the Cyber Sector 4
    HLS653 Cyber Organizations and Structures 4
    HLS654 Emerging Initiatives in Cybersecurity Policy 4
    HLS655 Cybersecurity Policy Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    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.

  • Tuition

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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Analyze and develop strategies for improving organizational processes and operations
    • Develop effective enterprise level security policies, standards and procedures
    • Define technical requirements for the implementation of an effective security infrastructure
    • Synthesize core components of law and policy that are implicated in inter-disciplinary approaches to cybersecurity policy
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of network security issues, network, hardware, software, and communication vulnerabilities
    • Recognize how the organization of the enterprise is integrated with the structure of security architecture
    • Identify the security concerns in each phase of the system lifecycle
    • Compare competing cybersecurity governance structures
    • Evaluate challenges to establishment of comprehensive cybersecurity policy within competing government agencies and the private sector
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