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

Expand your knowledge of current cybersecurity trends, tools and protocols in this online program. Explore key focus areas such as risk management, response and governance as you gain career-advancing cybersecurity credentials.

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

Program Overview

Learn more about the online M.S. in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Cybersecurity Strategy Emphasis

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

Develop elite technical skills in security frameworks with the Master of Science in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Cybersecurity Strategy Emphasis. This flexible online program is designed to advance your cybersecurity expertise as you prepare for exciting new career opportunities.

Learn from our experienced faculty as you progress through industry-relevant curriculum that focuses on project management, incident response preparedness and disaster recovery. Complete your coursework asynchronously and elevate your ability to identify and minimize security risks to critical infrastructures. This affordable cybersecurity strategy master’s enables you to reach your goals quickly without putting your career on hold.

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

  • Develop, apply and institutionalize risk management practices and assessment from a cybersecurity perspective
  • Integrate legal and ethical aspects of global cybersecurity law and frameworks into planning and strategy
  • Design and document incident response plans
  • Analyze and recommend cybersecurity frameworks for an enterprise environment
  • Develop, apply and institutionalize risk management practices and assessment from a cybersecurity perspective
  • Integrate legal and ethical aspects of global cybersecurity law and frameworks into planning and strategy
  • Design and document incident response plans
  • Analyze and recommend cybersecurity frameworks for an enterprise environment

This online master's program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Security Operations Analyst
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Security Auditor
  • Computer Systems Security Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Compliance Officer
  • Privacy Officer
  • Security Operations Analyst
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Security Auditor
  • Computer Systems Security Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Compliance Officer
  • Privacy Officer

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

Pay your budget-friendly tuition one course at a time

Maximize the value of your M.S. degree in cybersecurity strategy 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 – Cybersecurity Strategy $485 $1,455 $14,550

Tuition Breakdown

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

Calendar

Discover the convenience of our multiple start dates

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

Explore the requirements for this cybersecurity with information assurance degree online

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

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

Courses

Check out the coursework in this cybersecurity strategy master’s program online

For the Master of Science in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance – Cybersecurity Strategy Emphasis Online, you must complete 30 total credit hours. This is comprised of 15 credit hours of required core coursework, 12 credit hours of electives, and 3 credit hours of your choice of completing an internship, thesis or additional 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 will choose four of the following:

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the characteristics of cybersecurity projects and provides an introduction to the disciplined approaches to cybersecurity project management. This course enables students to reinforce their cybersecurity project management skills and provides a roadmap of the development of software intensive systems, and especially gives students opportunities to explore cybersecurity projects.
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 is designed to introduce the objectives and benefits of cybersecurity frameworks. The course outlines the requirements, establishment, operation, monitoring, maintenance, and improvement of security frameworks, as well as insight into the best practices using enterprise frameworks.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to the key trends of auditing corporate information systems including multiple operating systems and system roles.
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 and Thesis options, students will take three (3) one-credit courses that should all be taken within the same semester.  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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