MS in IT: Information Security and Assurance

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Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Security and Assurance program offers students an opportunity to study and develop skills in data protection. Read more about Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Security and Assurance program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of program is it?

The online Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Security and Assurance program at Kaplan University is designed to focus on system analysis and design, information systems project management, database management systems, computer networks, information security management, and legal and ethical issues. Specialization courses give students the opportunity to study computer and network security, ethical hacking and network defense, and computer forensics and investigations. Students also have the opportunity to complete a 4-credit applied information technology master project. For the project, students investigate a topic, examine alternative approaches, and present a solution.

What are the prerequisites?

To enroll in Kaplan University's Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Security and Assurance program, applicants must already have a bachelor's degree in a field such as information technology, computer science, information systems, or management of information systems. In addition, applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED. Since the program is offered online, applicants need access to a computer.

What are the course requirements?

The Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Security and Assurance program at Kaplan University consists of 56 credits. Students take 36 credits of core requirements and 20 credits of specialization credits. The specialization credits include 8 credits of information technology electives. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Master of Science in Information Technology with a Specialization in Information Security and Assurance Requirements

  • Critical Concepts and Competencies for the IT Professional
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Database Design and Data Modeling
  • SQL Query Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Management of Information Technology
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in IT
  • Applied IT Master Project
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking and Network Defense
  • Computer Forensics and Investigations
  • 8 credits in IT electives

What could I do after I graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Security and Assurance program from Kaplan University could be prepared to pursue employment in the information technology field. Responsibilities could include protecting businesses from hackers, viruses, or theft.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Business technology manager
  • Chief information officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer security consultant
  • Corporate information systems manager
  • Corporate technology supervisor
  • Database manager
  • Information technology manager