Master of Science in Management - Information Systems Security

According to a 2015 (ISC) Global Information Security Workforce Study, it’s estimated that by 2020, there will be a shortfall of 1.5 million information security employees.1 Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Management concentration in Information Security Systems is designed for those interested in pursuing technical leadership positions in security management.

This degree program is designed to help you develop management and leadership skills while providing the opportunity to explore network security, software information assurance, security management, and cybersecurity threats. You will also have the opportunity to examine security technologies, cryptography and cryptographic services, and incident reporting. This MSM-ISS program offers you the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of how to prepare for technical leadership opportunities in information security systems.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
CTU's Master of Science in Management - Information Systems Security is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).*


  • October 01, 2019
  • November 12, 2019
  • January 07, 2020




  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

Program Details

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    IT635 Information Systems Auditing 4
    PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations 4
    PM610 Project Planning, Execution and Closure 4
    PM620 Schedule and Cost Control Techniques 4
    PM630 Contracting and Procurement in Project Management 4
    PM665 Project Management Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4
    CS653 Network Security 4
    CS654 Security Management 4
    CS661 Software Information Assurance 4
    CS662 System Security Certification and Accreditation 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

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1. 2015 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study,