Master of Science in Homeland Security - Cybersecurity Policy

Threats to the cybersecurity infrastructure can be a growing concern for government and private sector organizations. CTU’s Master of Science in Homeland Security - Cybersecurity Policy online degree aims to provide experienced Homeland Security professionals with the analytical and communication tools they need to develop key skills as thought-leaders and decision-makers in the evolving sector of cybersecurity policy-making.

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*

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TOTAL CREDITS

52

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    HLS600 Homeland Security Fundamentals 4
    HLS610 Dynamics of Terrorism 4
    HLS616 Research, Writing and Critical Thinking 4
    HLS618 Private Sector Role in Homeland Security 4
    HLS620 Technology Solutions for HLS 4
    HLS630 Organizational and Policy Challenges 4
    HLS640 Vulnerability Analysis and Protection 4
    HLS650 Homeland Security and Government 4
    HLS685 Homeland Security Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 36
    Courses: Cyber Security 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
    Total Credit Hours: 16

    Total Credit Hours: 52

    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:

    • Compare competing Cybersecurity governance structures
    • Evaluate challenges to establishment of comprehensive Cybersecurity policy within competing government agencies and the private sector
    • Analyze the dynamics of security and privacy trade-offs as they relate to Internet governance
    • Synthesize core components of law and policy that are implicated in inter-disciplinary approaches to Cybersecurity policy
    • Justify the limits of government and industry roles in Cybersecurity, consistent with fundamental legal and cultural principles which form American society
    • Synthesize multilateral approaches to suggest a framework for future government planning
    • Develop recommendations for multinational approaches to Cybersecurity policy
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*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