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M.Sc. Online

Information Technology (Information Assurance)

University of Maryland Global Campus

12 months
Duration
659 USD/credit 23724 USD/year
659 USD/credit 23724 USD/year
504 USD/credit 18144 USD/year
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About

Earn your master’s degree in Information Technology (Information Assurance) at University of Maryland University College while building skills to stand out in the fast-growing fields of information assurance and cyber security.

Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Assurance) at University of University of Maryland University College will provide you with a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, cyber security, and computer forensics, while also strengthening your core IT knowledge and project management abilities.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Secure information using knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric keys, protocols for exchanging secure data (including the Data Encryption Standard and the Advanced Encryption Standard), and other cryptographic methods and cryptanalysis tools
  • Protect networks using risk analysis, defense models, security policy development, authentication and authorization controls, firewalls, packet filtering, virtual private networks (VPNs), and wireless network security
  • Respond to attacks with damage assessments, data forensics, data mining, attack tracing, and system recovery processes for continuity of operation
  • Identify system vulnerabilities and attack patterns and solve problems with intrusion detection tactics
  • Navigate ethics, relevant laws, regulations, policies, and standards
  • Lead successful teams with advanced project management skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Technology Foundations
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Information Systems Infrastructure
  • Information Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design
  • Information Technology Project Management

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official documentation indicating successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree: If you were educated in a country other than the United States, you must have your official transcripts evaluated by an independent credit evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation to both you and UMUC. However, providing your transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.
  • English language proficiency: If you were educated outside of the U.S., you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 12 months.

Funding

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