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*
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
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 SecurityThe 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.
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
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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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Classes start January 2, 2018!
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Online Programs - Graduation Rate
The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%
All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.
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