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Information Security and Digital Forensics, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
The master's degree program in Information Security and Digital Forensics (ISDF) from Niagara University is designed to prepare students and working professionals for an exciting and rewarding career in cybersecurity, both in government and in private business. 

About

The Information Security and Digital Forensics program from Niagara University equips individuals with the knowledge necessary for the Certified Information Systems Security Management Professionals (CISSP) certification. Students are trained utilizing professional applications in computer and mobile forensics, and provided knowledge and expertise in network security, ethical hacking and privacy. This training occurs in one of our new on-campus information security labs.

The ISDF program isn’t only intended for computer and information sciences majors, but also for students majoring in criminal justice, business, healthcare and accounting.

Job Projections

The demand for specialized information security workers is on the rise, and the future indicates that this field will continue to grow nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the information security field will grow by 18 percent.

Additionally, the New York State Department of Labor has outlined a similar statewide growth rate (17.2 percent) for the same period.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Principles of Information Security and Federal Law
  • Data Privacy
  • Managing Security Risks
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Network Security
  • Software Security

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • An online application.
  • Two letters of recommendation (the form is automatically generated during the online application). 
  • GRE scores taken within the past five years. Students that have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of over 3.0 area are not required to submit a GRE for consideration.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities indicating the awarding of an accredited undergraduate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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