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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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

MS - Health Care Security

The health care industry is under constant threat from accidental and intentional data breaches and malicious attacks. Cybersecurity professionals who can protect personal health care data are vit...

  • 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

Master of Science in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

With the ever-present risk of cyber-threats, there’s never been a more complex and exciting time to work in information systems security. Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to take a...

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    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
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    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:

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

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 Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

Founded by 19 U.S. governors, Western Governors University is a private, nonprofit, online university that offers an accredited Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance program. Thi...

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Master of Science in Security Studies / Cyber Security

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Science in Information Assurance

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Science in Information Systems

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Information & Telecommunication Systems

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

Masters of Science in Information Assurance & Computer Security

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
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    Semester Credit

Master of Science in Cyber Security & Information Assurance

The Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) is a professional degree for those who endeavor through technical and managerial measures to ensure the security, confiden...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    58
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Science in Information Assurance

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Information Security, M.S.

Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois offers an online Master’s degree program in the specific area of Computer Information Security studies.  The University, founded in 1932, originated a...

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

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    35
  • Credit Type:

Master of Science in Information Systems

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

    None

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

Master of Science in Information Systems

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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance

Norwich University’s Master of Science in Information Assurance program allows information security professionals to integrate their technical competencies with business management skills. A compre...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Science in Information Security

Nova Southeastern University’s Master’s of Science in Information Security offered by the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences is a 36 credit-hour program developed to address the rap...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Professional Studies in Information Sciences

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  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Science (M.S.) in Competitive Intelligence Systems

The Master of Science in Competitive Intelligence Systems is an online degree program offered by Robert Morris University. This program is intended for business and information systems professiona...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Master of Science in Information Assurance & Security

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  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Course

Master of Science in Information Assurance

Master of Science in Information Assurance Coming Soon......

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    54
  • Credit Type:

Master of Science in Information Systems

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  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Course

M.S. in Information Sciences

The University of Tennessee offers the Master of Science degree in Information Science via distance education. This 42-credit-hour program enables students to complete the program through the use ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    42
  • Credit Type:

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