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:

    Not applicable

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

    Not applicable

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

MS - Network Defense

Capella University’s Master’s in Network Defense program prepares information security professionals to assess, develop, and implement solutions to safeguard the information assets and...

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

    Not applicable

  • 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:

    Not applicable

  • 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:

    Not applicable

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

B.S. Information Technology / Security

The B.S. in IT—Security degree program is designed for IT security managers and experienced IT professionals who seek a bachelor’s degree and certifications to solidify a career in inf...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

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...

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

    Not applicable

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

    Evangelical Christian

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

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:

    Not applicable

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

Master of Science in Information Technology / Information Security & Assurance

In today's world, protection of data is serious business. Explore everything from fundamentals, such as viruses, worms, and other malicious software, to higher-level aspects of IT security lik...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Information Security

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Graduate Certificate in Information Security

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    16
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Doctor of Business Administration/Computer & Information Security

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

    Not applicable

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

    Not applicable

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

Master of Science in Information Assurance & Computer Security

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

    Not applicable

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

Graduate Certificate in Ethical Hacking

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

    Not applicable

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

Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    122
  • Credit Type:

Undergraduate Certificate in Cloud Computing

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

    Not applicable

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

Undergraduate Certificate in Information Security Planning

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

    Not applicable

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

Undergraduate Certificate in Information Systems Security Essentials

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

    Not applicable

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

Undergraduate Certificate in IT Infrastructure Security

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

    Not applicable

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

Masters of Science in Information Assurance & Computer Security

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

    Not applicable

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

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations

Because data breaches, malware infections, and software vulnerabilities are so common in today’s technology world, it is critical to fully understand how these attacks take place. As a cyber...

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

    Not applicable

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

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