Master of Science in Information Technology - Security Management
Employment for information security analysts is projected to grow 28% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average of all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 Explore how to set up secure infrastructure for an enterprise, and manage cloud and mobile computing in Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Information Technology with a Security Management concentration.
The core courses are designed to help you develop the professional skills to consistently align IT strategies with the enterprise’s goals, as well as a strong foundation in the relevant IT technologies and services. In the concentration courses explore how to set up a secure infrastructure, and manage cloud and mobile computing. You also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on lab assignments to reinforce course material as well as to develop familiarity with a number of available operating system security products, including Windows and UNIX/Linux.
For four years in a row, CTU made U.S. News & World Report’s list of best online graduate computer information technology programs.2
Manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Classes begin every 8 weeks. See how you be able to earn your Master’s in as little as 18 months.3
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- Colorado Springs
- Aurora (Denver Area)
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4 CS663 Enterprise Systems Architecture 4 IT621 Enterprise Data Management 4 IT640 Networking and Telecommunications 4 MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4 PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations 4 Total Credit Hours: 24
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CS632 Data and Applications Security 4 CS652 Operating Systems Security 4 CS653 Network Security 4 CS654 Security Management 4 IT635 Information Systems Auditing 4 IT697 Information Technology Capstone 4 Total Credit Hours: 24
Total Credit Hours: 48
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 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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1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Information Security Analysts, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm, visited March 26, 2018
2. CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 best online programs. https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/colorado-technical-university-126827/rankings
3. As a Master’s degree program, this program is designed as an 18- month program; however; many factors will impact your time to completion, including course loads, proficiency and/or transfer credits and breaks.