List of Accredited Online Degrees

An Information Technology and Computer Science degree will give students the advanced knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the competitive industry. The ever evolving IT and computer science industry is changing the way organizations conduct business. Computer Science degrees can be divided into several concentrations that are specific to an individual’s career or personal aspirations.

Information security is one concentration within the IT curriculums. The security of information is of utmost importance among all organizations. The practice of defending information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction is in general terms what IT securities main objectives are. IT security is most often applied when describing the protection of a computer system. The expansive growth and usage of computers among daily activities in organizations has increased the threat of unauthorized information becoming available without consent. IT security specialists are found in many large organizations due to the mass amounts of data and information being transmitted.

Another key responsibility of IT security professionals is to not only protect information, but to also ensure is availability to those in need. Data and information can be lost, destroyed or mixed from unforeseen incidents such as natural disasters, computer/server malfunction or physical theft. A common resolution to such dangers is to provide and maintain an off-site backup of the data.

The important role of an IT security specialist will give students enrolling in the degree programs the confidence and required training to seek career opportunities within Government agencies, the military, large or small corporations, financial institutions, hospitals, and private businesses. All the above mentioned organizations accrue confidential information about their employees, customers, products, research and financial status. Most of the much needed information is now collected, processed and stored on electronic computers and transmitted through networks to other computers. The collection of such information, in many organizations, is required and creates the ever growing need of well-educated and trained professionals to perform the critical tasks, efficiently and effectively.

In many higher education institutions, computer science and IT security students are able to choose from many different types of interdisciplinary courses to broaden the areas of in-depth study, because a full breadth of knowledge may be useful in the application of information safety beyond the scope of traditional applications. A degree in IT security will give graduates the scientific aspects behind information technology and can apply a technology concentration in the business and communication of secure information sharing. The growing emphasis IT and computer science have on e-commerce, e-business and business information will encourage students to enroll in Associates, Bachelors or Masters programs.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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BS - Information Assurance and Security (ABET-accredited)

Information systems play an important role in the infrastructure that supports commerce, banking, telecommunications, health care, and national security, driving the need for qualified information...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

MS - Analytics

It’s the perfect storm for ambitious professionals: demand for skilled data analysts is on the rise, and the graduate schools that train them simply can’t keep up. Capella’s Mast...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    48
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

DIT - Information Assurance and Security

With ever-increasing threats to information assets, skilled information security professionals are in high demand. Capella University’s online Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) degree w...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter

PhD - Information Assurance and Security

Capella University's online PhD in Information Assurance program is designed to advance your information-security expertise in a way that fits your career. This program provides opportunities ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    20
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter

PhD - Project Management: IT

Project managers play an increasingly strategic role within their companies and are being recognized as ""leadership track"" employees. This online IT-focused Project Managemen...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    20
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter

B.S. Information Technology - Security

The Bachelor of Science in IT—Security program from online, accredited Western Governors University prepares its graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to be highly qualified IT secu...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Master of Science in Information Systems / Information Assurance

Liberty University offers a Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Assurance. The degree is completed online, providing students with the skills and knowledge...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Data breaches, cyberattacks, compromised personal information: these are some of the challenges companies, governments, and citizens face every day. Kaplan University’s Bachelor of Science i...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Information Security and Assurance

Consider the information security and assurance concentration if your desired position requires you to investigate system vulnerabilities and implement solutions that provide protection against se...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Science in Information Assurance / Cybersecurity

By focusing your Master’s degree in Information Assurance on the Cybersecurity Specialization, you will learn the fundamentals of securing networks with specific courses on database security...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    48
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BS in Computing and Security Technology

Earn your degree in BS in Computing and Security Technology from Drexel University...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Digital Investigation

The AIU Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) degree program offers a dynamic curriculum focused on current technology trends and applications designed to help students learn how to evaluate e...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year and above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Information Assurance and Security

The AIU Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) degree program offers a dynamic curriculum focused on current technology trends and applications designed to help students learn how to evaluate e...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year and above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Science in Information Technology / Information Assurance and Security

The online Master of Information Technology degree with a concentration in Information Assurance and Security is a team-based program and is one of the few in North America solely dedicated to pr...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year and above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    48
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Science in Security Studies / Cyber Security

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Business Information Systems

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Doctor of Business Administration/Computer & Information Security

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration/Computer & Information Security

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    20
  • Credit Type:

Master of Science in Information Assurance

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Science in Information Systems

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Doctor of Science in Information Systems

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Information Assurance - Ethical Hacking

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Information Systems - Business Analytics

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

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  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:
    Fixed Price

Master of Information & Telecommunication Systems

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

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