Master of Science in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Management Emphasis Online

Develop advanced management expertise as you prepare for a career leading organizational efforts to maintain the safety of data and networks. Our program curriculum increases your knowledge of cybersecurity industry standards.

Apply by: 5/6/24
Start class: 5/13/24

Program Overview

Eliminate threats with the M.S. in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Management Emphasis

Total Tuition: $14,550
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 30

Learn to plan and manage cybersecurity systems with the Master of Science in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Management Emphasis. This innovative online program focuses on enhancing your leadership abilities while you build the core cybersecurity skills to establish yourself as a valued professional in this growing field.

Gain the credentials to qualify for management roles in the technology community. The curriculum for this online cybersecurity with information assurance Master of Science program enables you to identify vulnerabilities and investigate cybercrime. All coursework can be completed 100 percent online and you can gain valuable real-world experience through an internship or capstone project.

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

  • Examine concepts of security risks, threats, and vulnerabilities to the computing assets of an organization
  • Design, apply and institutionalize risk management and assessment practices from a cybersecurity perspective
  • Examine, analyze and interpret legal and ethical aspects of global cybersecurity law and frameworks
  • Integrate knowledge from cybersecurity and management to lead teams within an organization
  • Examine concepts of security risks, threats, and vulnerabilities to the computing assets of an organization
  • Design, apply and institutionalize risk management and assessment practices from a cybersecurity perspective
  • Examine, analyze and interpret legal and ethical aspects of global cybersecurity law and frameworks
  • Integrate knowledge from cybersecurity and management to lead teams within an organization

This cybersecurity M.S. program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Senior Director of Information Security Analysis
  • Director of Information Security Analysis
  • Contractor Program Security Officer
  • Business Process and Security Analyst
  • Director of Cybersecurity
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Senior Director of Information Security Analysis
  • Director of Information Security Analysis
  • Contractor Program Security Officer
  • Business Process and Security Analyst
  • Director of Cybersecurity

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 12 months
Credit Hours: 30

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Tuition

Protect your budget with our affordable tuition

Maximize the value of your M.S. in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Management Emphasis 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 – Management $485 $1,455 $14,550

Tuition Breakdown

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

Calendar

Select the start date that best fits your busy schedule

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: 5/6/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/13/24
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring II3/4/242/26/242/26/242/28/243/4/244/21/24
Summer I5/13/245/6/245/6/245/8/245/13/246/30/24
Summer II7/1/246/24/246/24/246/26/247/1/248/18/24
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: 5/6/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/13/24

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Admissions

Apply to this online master’s in cybersecurity management degree with ease

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please review the requirements for the M.S. in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Management Emphasis online, 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 – Management Emphasis:

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

*A bachelor’s degree in IS/IT/CS/CYBER or a related field is preferred, or relevant work experience equivalent to:

    • Two years of related work experience, applicable IT certifications, or related IT coursework
    • On the application form, enter your employment history and certifications that highlight your cybersecurity experience. Alternatively, applicants may submit a professional resume that includes employment history, certifications, and highlights cybersecurity experience.
    • Certifications (if applicable) may also be submitted: Submit copies of security related certifications (e.g. CompTIA Security+; Certified Information Systems Security Professional-CISSP; Certified Ethical Hacker-CEH; Certified Cloud Security Professional- CCSP; and Certified Information Systems Auditor-CISA).

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.

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

Courses

Browse the courses for cybersecurity information assurance Master of Science online program

For the management CSIA master’s 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 an internship, thesis or capstone 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.
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 are required to take BA 6000 and then will choose three more from the following:

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This accelerated and condensed course covers the essential concepts of Business Statistics, Microsoft Excel, Financial and Managerial Accounting and Corporate Finance that are necessary for success in subsequent graduate level business administration courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the principles of organizational behavior involved in managing people and organizations in a business environment. Topics include leadership, motivation, effective teams, conflict and negotiations, power and influence, organizational culture, and change management. This course focuses on the practical application of these principles in a meaningful and ethical manner. **FIXED FIRST COURSE for all MBA STUDENTS unless you are required to take BA 6000. If BA 6000 is required, you will receive a course sequence from your academic advisor. This fixed-first does not apply to students in the MSN/MBA dual degree program or the MS in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance - Management program.**
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of the course is to enable students to prepare themselves to become leaders of organizations and to embark on paths of personal leadership development. The course requires personal curiosity and reflection from students as well as personal openness and sharing in class discussions. Leadership development concepts used in the course will be immediately applicable for students and useful for the rest of their lives. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course builds on the foundations of leadership to help students develop into effective, authentic leaders. Taking a practical approach, this course will help students become more self-aware of their natural leadership style, how their personal leadership impacts others, and what they can do to become a more effective and authentic leader. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 6150 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers a deep exploration of what it takes to build effective teams. Participants will study what makes teams effective, what is required to build trust on teams, handling team conflict, creating accountability on teams, practical leadership strategies when leading teams, multicultural and virtual teams and team branding. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 6150 or MBA Director permission
Students will choose one of the following course options.  For the Capstone and Thesis options, students will take three (3) one-credit courses that can be spread out across sessions.  Students cannot mix/match Capstone and Thesis options - all 3 credits must be done in the same course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course requires the student to be engaged in either a thesis project or approved internship.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course requires the student to be engaged in either a thesis project or approved internship.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Any other CSIA course not already completed.

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