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Computer Information Systems (Security), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #98 (QS) Online
The MS in Computer Information Systems concentration in Security provides in-depth knowledge of emerging security threats and solutions to prepare technical leaders to identify, develop, and implement highly secure systems and networks that support organizational goals. 

About

Graduates are prepared for careers as information security analysts, system analysts, or information system leaders, among others.Students who complete the MSCIS degree concentration in Security will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of information security concepts, governance, biometric systems, and database systems security, as well as network security and cryptography.
  • Proficiency in risk management, such as asset assessments, architectural solutions, modeling, and design.
  • Competence in security policies, processes, technology, and operations.

Accreditation

Certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Database Security
  • Network Security
  • Digital Forensics and Investigations
  • Mobile Forensics and Security

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      18-24 months
  • Credits
    40 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    84

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation. It is required that one be an academic reference if you graduated or engaged in post-graduate education in the past three years
  • You must supply the name and email address of your recommenders in order to submit your application. 
  • A self-evaluation
  • A current résumé
  • Transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to your application. Official transcripts will be required upon matriculation.
    • A nonrefundable $85 application fee
    In addition to completing an Application for Graduate Admission, international applicants must submit proof of English proficiency. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    880 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 880 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    880 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 880 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Payment plans
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  • Refund requests
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