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Master’s Concentration

Information Security: Master’s Degree

Determine the costs and benefits of security operations and investments, plus develop security policies and procedures that protect organizations from internal and external information security incidents and threats. As information security continues to be an organizational priority, the demand for security professionals grows. Explore how to lead the strategic, planning, and management efforts of safeguarding information and ensure continuity of operations.

 

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 18 months

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Skills You’ll Learn

Analyze and enhance physical, personnel, and information security

 

Secure a network and services

 

Handle information security incidents leveraging the latest technology laws and protocols

 

Curriculum

Master of Science in Security Management with a concentration in Information Security requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

5

Core Courses

4

Concentration Courses

3

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

SMGT 4200 Integrated Security Systems
SMGT 4250 Threats in Information Security
SMGT 4450 Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management
SMGT 4500 Human Factors in Security
Elective Courses
SMGT 4150 Risk Management
SMGT 4300 Security Administration
SMGT 4400 Emergency Planning

Elective courses may be chosen from among non-core and concentration courses in the academic 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.

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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.

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Information Security.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Information Security

Employment for information security analysts is expected to grow at a rate of 33% through 2030 – much faster than the average — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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.


Job Titles

Information Systems Administrator
Chief Information Security Officer
Information Security Analyst
Network Security Analyst
Network Administrator
Network Architect
Information Technology Specialist

 

 

  

 

Information Security Analysts Salary: National Average

$76,133

(Glassdoor)
 

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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.

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Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

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.

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