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The Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance - Cyber and Web Security program at Southern Utah University focuses on the design, planning, and management of cyber systems and procedures for protecting these systems and infrastructure from external threats, including terrorism. 
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Overview

The Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance - Cyber and Web Security program at Southern Utah University is delivered online and includes instruction in cyber security and IT policy; information, vulnerability, and threat assessment; physical, personnel, and operational security; and contingency, redundancy, emergency, and disaster planning.

Mission

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) supports the mission of the University and the Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering by providing a high-quality graduate and undergraduate education to students through certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs.

The mission of the Department of CSIS is to provide a learning-centered environment that enables students, faculty, and staff to achieve their goals and to empower students to compete on a global level for careers in government, industry, secondary education, and for acceptance to graduate school.

The department provides programs in computer science and information systems. The curricula are rich with opportunities for students to develop a sound understanding of fundamentals as well as specialized theories, practices, and ethics that enhance their learning.

The CSIS faculty are committed to providing high-quality education, individual guidance and assistance to students, helping them to develop the attributes of critical thinking, effective communication, lifelong learning, and individual integrity while pursuing their academic goals. Faculty members engage in scholarly activities to enhance their classes, involve students, and assist in the economic development of the region through partnerships with industry, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

Program Learning Outcomes

The master’s degree in the department is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). As such, the M.S. degree is engineered to provide graduating students with the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify, apply, and analyze concepts and practices governing the creation and maintenance of cyber technology infrastructures, including policy development, integrated controls, and web architecture risk mitigation.
  • Design, plan, and establish Government, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), security, and cyber infrastructure frameworks.
  • Critically gather, analyze, evaluate, communicate, and translate technology-driven data for a variety of audiences, with an emphasis on how to articulate risk mitigation issues to executive and board leadership.
  • Identify, analyze, and apply ethical reasoning relating to cyber security and information assurance issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Network Security
  • Advanced Persistent Threats 
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Risk Management
  • Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A minimum GRE score of 300 is required for all CSIA applicants.  

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Letter of intent describing the following:

1. Academic background

2. Work experience3. Intentions and desired emphasis area.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in one of the following disciplines:

1. Information Systems2. Computer Science3. Science4. Related area (approved by Program Administration)

  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • One set of official transcripts.
  • Documentation of industry certifications (if applicable-if no current certifications exist, please note that in the application) (e.g. A+, Security+, MCSE, CISSP, etc.).
  • Must take a Qualifying Entrance Exam (this is not the GRE).
  • An application fee.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    2441 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2441 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2441 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2441 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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