Master of Science in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Cyber Operations Emphasis Online

Equip yourself for specialized roles within the cybersecurity domain by developing the advanced competencies necessary to tackle an array of security risks.

Apply by: 8/21/24
Start class: 8/28/24

Program Overview

Consider the scope of the 100 percent online MS-CSIA – Cyber Operations

Total Tuition: $14,550
Program Duration: As few as 11 months
Credit Hours: 30

Become a highly sought-after leader in cybersecurity with a Master of Science in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Cyber Operations Emphasis program from SUU Online. From combating identity and intellectual property theft to fortifying infrastructure security and mitigating unlawful access to personal data, you will gain industry-specific expertise along with refined leadership and management skills.

Focus on the design, planning and management of cyber systems and procedures to safeguard them from external threats, including terrorism. Gain a deep understanding of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) concepts such as threat hunting and learn to apply CTI analysis to operational environments. Engage in a pivotal capstone/internship, where you will gain invaluable hands-on experience as you apply your acquired knowledge and skills in real-world settings.

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Examine, analyze and interpret legal and ethical aspects of global cybersecurity law
  • Develop, apply and institutionalize cyber operations practices and assessment from a cybersecurity perspective
  • Design and document incident response plans
  • Analyze and recommend pen testing cybersecurity practices for an enterprise environment
  • Examine, analyze and interpret legal and ethical aspects of global cybersecurity law
  • Develop, apply and institutionalize cyber operations practices and assessment from a cybersecurity perspective
  • Design and document incident response plans
  • Analyze and recommend pen testing cybersecurity practices for an enterprise environment

This online MS-CSIA – Cyber Operations prepares you for roles, such as:

  • Intelligence Operations Specialist
  • Defensive Cyber Operations
  • Cyberspace Operations Officer
  • Cyber Intelligence Analyst
  • Cyber Incident Response Specialist
  • Intelligence Operations Specialist
  • Defensive Cyber Operations
  • Cyberspace Operations Officer
  • Cyber Intelligence Analyst
  • Cyber Incident Response Specialist

Accreditation

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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Total Tuition: $14,550
Program Duration: As few as 11 months
Credit Hours: 30

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Tuition

Invest in a quality program that lets you pay as you go

Maximize the value of your MS-CSIA – Cyber Operations online with our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $14,550*

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MS-CSIA – Cyber Operations $485 $1,455 $14,550

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $14,550

Calendar

Chart your course with these key dates and deadlines

Designed for working professionals, SUU Online programs conveniently feature 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year.

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Next Apply Date: 8/21/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/28/24
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I8/28/248/21/248/21/248/23/248/28/2410/15/24
Fall II10/16/2410/9/2410/9/2410/11/2410/16/2412/3/24
Spring I1/8/251/1/251/1/251/3/251/8/252/25/25

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Next Apply Date: 8/21/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/28/24

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Admissions

Your guide for admission to the online M.S. in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Cyber Operations Emphasis program

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please review the requirements for the MS-CSIA – Cyber Operations, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution*
  • No GRE required

Admission requirements for the M.S. in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Cyber Operations Emphasis:

  • No GRE required
  • Submit graduate application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution*

*Students who do not have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in IS/IT/CS/CYBER or a related field will need to show two years of related Cybersecurity/IT work experience in the application form

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be required to complete an interview with the program director.

Instructions for Document Submission

Please submit official transcripts from the college/university in which a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from an accredited institution was obtained.

Email address:
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Mailing address:
Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
PO Box 8008
Cedar City, Utah 84720

Courses

Quality coursework—the foundation of the Online Cyber Operations master’s program

For the Master of Science in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Cyber Operations Emphasis online, you must complete 30 total credit hours. This is comprised of 15 credit hours of required core coursework, 12 credit hours of emphasis elective courses, and 3 credit hours of your choice of completing a capstone/internship or elective course.

CSIA 6000 must be taken in the first session - it can be taken concurrently with other courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide a foundation of cyber security and information assurance concepts. **Fixed First Course for the MS-CSIA programs.**
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces student to the concepts and principles of network security. Students will gain experience in many security technologies that will enable them to apply the security concepts and principles in order to secure networks. Prerequisite(s): CSIA 6000 or program director permission.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore the security techniques and fundamentals involved in minimizing critical infrastructure security risks, including how to respond when security has been breached. It introduces students to concepts such as securing Web Clients, servers, and communications. It also investigates the use of firewalls, digital certificates, and legal issues.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with a basic knowledge in cyber crime investigation and also study case law in relation to data breach litigation. Students will research emerging legislation set forth by state and federal governments relating to cyber crime.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses various risks and compliance needed to manage and/or minimize security breaches. It uses different frameworks and case studies as a platform to identify vulnerabilities, assess real business risks, and review different security compliance mechanism and governance programs that fit today's business environment.

Students will choose four of the following:

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces students to concepts of security incident & event management (SIEM), including emergency preparedness, indicators of compromise of systems, and organizational strategy for planning and response to cybersecurity incidents.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover advanced Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) concepts, threat hunting, and applying CTI analysis to operational environments. This course will cover the basics around CTI and CTI 1 is a prerequisite for this course. Students will gain a deep understanding of these areas is necessary to work in, manage, or lead at the executive or board level an effective security program, security operations center (SoC), or cyber defense center (CDC).
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover advanced Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) concepts, threat hunting, and applying CTI analysis to operational environments. This course will cover the basics around CTI and CTI 1 is a prerequisite for this course. Students will gain a deep understanding of these areas is necessary to work in, manage, or lead at the executive or board level an effective security program, security operations center (SoC), or cyber defense center (CDC).
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide a fundamental understanding of penetration testing methodologies, techniques, and tools. It will also cover ethical hacking principles and legal considerations. Students will learn how to identify, exploit, and report vulnerabilities in computer systems and networks.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Special topics in cybersecurity with information assurance problems related to cybersecurity practice and theory, with emphasis on implementation and analysis of current and emerging cybersecurity technologies, utilizing best practice principles. Topics may vary by semester. Course is repeatable up to nine (9) credits with change of topic.

Students will choose one of the following course options.  For the Capstone/Internship option, students will take three (3) one-credit courses that should all be taken within the same semester.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
This course requires the student to be engaged in either a capstone project or approved internship.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Any other CSIA course not already completed.

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