M.S. Information and Cyber Security

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Why should I study information and Cyber Security?

一道本不卡免费高清Students of information and cyber security gain the progressive skills needed to protect crucial data from hackers and viruses. Evolving technology means that information and cyber security are a constant challenge for both our government and private industry. There is an ever-increasing need for cyber security professionals who can keep up with the latest strategies and techniques in the field.

Is the M.S. in Information and Cyber Security right for me?

一道本不卡免费高清Obtaining a master’s degree in addition to industry certifications puts you ahead of the competition. Employers value the unique expertise a master’s level education provides for protecting the confidentiality, security, integrity and availability of data whether it is in storage, processing, or transit. Choose from two specializations geared for specific career tracks in cyber security and IA policy management. Both curriculums prepare you with transformative expertise for long-term career success, helping you grow with the constant evolution of computer security and the risks that threaten it.

What will I learn in Regis’ M.S. in Information and Cyber Security program?

Upon graduating, students have the foundational skills and knowledge to sit for in-demand professional certifications. Additionally, a master’s degree will waive one year of work experience depicted in the eligibility requirements for the CISSP exam. Upon completion of a M.S. in Information and Cyber Security, Regis graduates are prepared to take the following industry exams:

  • (ISC)2
  • Cisco
  • ISACA
  • Electronic Commerce Council
  • The curriculum for this degree is modeled on the curricula guidelines and recommendations provided by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) 4000 training standards, the (ICS)2 International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Ten Domains of Knowledge and the International Security Audit and Controls Association (ISACA).

Is Regis’ M.S. in Information and Cyber Security accredited?

一道本不卡免费高清Regis University is accredited by the (HLC).

What class formats are available?

The M.S. in Information and Cyber Security degree classes are offered online, on campus or a combination of both. The program requires 36 credits.

When do classes start?

Courses are offered in 8-week terms that begin in:

  • January
  • March 
  • May 
  • July
  • August (On Campus Cohort* at DTC Campus & Online)
  • October 
  • *Campus-based classes are offered for this program once annually as a “cohort” model, in which you progress through the program with the same group of students through attending on-ground, campus-based classes versus taking classes online. The campus-based cohort classes are offered at our Denver Tech Center (DTC) campus, starting in August each year. The cohort model is intended to start and graduate together, through taking the same sequence of on-campus classes. Blended courses are available throughout the year.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements (15 credit hours)
MSCC 610 Information Technology Concepts
MSCC 630 Enterprise Architecture
MSCC 697 Information Technology Research Methods
MSIA 672 Managing a Secure Enterprise
MSIA 678 Risk Management
Specializations (18 credit hours)
Cyber Security Specialization
Required:
MSIA 605 Advancing to Cyber Security
MSIA 675 Offensive Cyber Security
MSIA 680 Computer Forensics
Electives (choose three):
MSIA 673 Legal Basics in Cyber and Information Security
MSIA 682  Network Forensics
MSIA 683 Advanced Forensics
MSIA 685 Malware Analysis and Response
Any CCIS 600-level or other approved program course
Information Assurance Policy Management Specialization
Required:
MSIA 670  Enterprise Information Assurance 
MSIA 673 Legal Basic in Cyber and Information Security
MSIA 674 Planning and Implementing Architecture Security
Electives (choose three):
MSIA 605  Advancing to Cyber Security 
MSIA 684  IT Auditing 
Any CCIS 600-level or other approved program course
No Specialization
MSIA 605 Advancing to Cyber Security 
MSIA 673  Legal Basics in Cyber and Information Security 
MSIA 675  Offensive Cyber Security 
Any three CCIS 600-level or other approved program courses
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 36 credit hours

Please note: For official program requirements based on academic year, please refer to the academic catalog.

Download a printable fact sheet一道本不卡免费高清 with program details.

Career Opportunities

In both the private and public sector, there is a rapidly increasing need to keep computer systems safe from cyber-attacks, hackers, and viruses. As government, military organizations and businesses continue to use increasingly complex networks and systems, they will need professionals who can skillfully plan and maintain secure systems while anticipating potential vulnerabilities. These are abilities that have a major impact on the safety of our world.

Examples of job titles in the area of information and cyber security include:

  • Application Security Engineer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Security Strategist
  • IT Security Consultant
  • IT Security Lead
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Information Assurance Analyst
  • Information Assurance Engineer
  • Information Assurance Specialist
  • Management Information Systems Director
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst
  • Senior IT Security Consultant
  • Security Systems Administrator

How to Apply

Admission Criteria

一道本不卡免费高清The Master of Information and Cyber Security degree requires students to have some prerequisite knowledge in information technology. Three or more years of relevant work experience OR a bachelor’s degree within the past two years in a relevant computer information sciences field is recommended. A foundational graduate course may be necessary, based on education and experience.

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited bachelor's degree.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Current resume
  • Admissions essay
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or recognized institution in another nation. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. You can download a transcript request form here.
  • Send transcripts to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions
    Mail Code: P-28
    3333 Regis Boulevard Denver, CO 80221-1099

Electronic transcripts may be sent to sendtranscripttoRU@peikekhabari.com

一道本不卡免费高清Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications are due two weeks prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

*YOUR APPLICATION FILE INCLUDING ALL REQUIREMENTS, DOCUMENTS AND FEES, MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE.

Tuition

Visit our Cost of Tuition page一道本不卡免费高清 to see the tuition and fee schedule for the M.S. in Information and Cyber Security program.

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