Information Systems Security
As one of the fastest growing and in-demand fields, cybersecurity is facing a shortage of talent. Fill the talent gap by learning to analyze security needs and provide effective solutions. Navigate cybersecurity challenges as you develop the technical skills needed to solve security breaches, conduct computer forensics analysis, and set up secure networks. The curriculum aligns with the Common Body of Knowledge for CISSP certification.
Looking for more critical management skills? See the master's concentration in Cybersecurity Management.
At a Glance
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Skills You'll Learn
Develop and implement information security policies and procedures
Design secure network solutions and applications
Evaluate encryption standards and solutions
Master of Science in Information and Communications Technology with a concentration in Information Systems Security requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Elective courses may be chosen from among non core and concentration courses in the Information and Communications Technology program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs.
Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.
Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.
Interested in a graduate certificate?
Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Information Systems Security.
Take a Course Before You Apply
We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Information Systems Security
Employment of information security analysts is predicted to grow 28% through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Demand for cybersecurity professionals is expected to be high due to the rise of cyberattacks. Industries with the most need include finance, government, and healthcare.
U.S. News and World Report ranked information security analyst #2 on their “Best Technology Jobs” list due to factors such as salary and job growth.
Information Security Analyst Salary: National Average
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Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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Accreditation & Associations
University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.
The Colorado Technology Association represents technology leaders, professionals, companies, IT departments, government and legislative leaders, and industry advisors. CTA provides members with community, insight, connections and advocacy. Our industry development work spans public policy to education to leadership.
As a Registered Education Provider, University College has designed its Project Management courses to parallel the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK® Guide).