MS in Information Security

Welcome

CityU has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 in Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs. 

It is an exciting time to be involved in the information technology industry. Businesses utilizing technology to compete in today’s marketplace seek leaders with information systems and computer science proficiencies. At CityU’s Technology Institute, our administration and industry professionals create programs and degrees that are thought-provoking and push the boundaries of our field. Our faculty engage our students in an academic environment that encourages success, and each program offers the flexibility for working professionals to earn their graduate degrees without interrupting their careers.

We must continue to research and educate, pursue new discoveries, and nurture the forward momentum of the digital age. Our vision at CityU is education access worldwide via a network of partners and programs onsite and/or online.

I would like to personally invite you to explore the Master of Science in Information Security page and see in what ways it can help you meet your high-quality and relevant education needs.

About the Program

The Master of Science in Information Security program provides the skills, knowledge, and understanding of national and international concerns with information security. The program also offers the learner the opportunity to understand the role of government and industry in securing and protecting assets, as well as evaluating how malware works, and its influence on corporate and government mandated or sponsored countermeasures. Courses provide focus on technology innovation, business strategy in information security, the role of people, process, and plans in information security projects, and maintaining the professional skills required to advance in the Information Security field. Students will emerge with the experience and leadership identity required to influence the way that information security is implemented and consumed in any corporation or government organization.

The Capstone is one course wherein the students apply what they have learned in the program in the form of a thesis or a project completed under the guidance of an instructor. Students choose their own Capstone based on their interests and course work. They then complete research and development tasks appropriate to the project or thesis. Finally, they present their results both in a written format and in a presentation where they demonstrate their mastery of the subject.

The MS in Information Security program outcomes can be found here.

CNSS Certified Programs

The Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program has validated that City University of Seattle courseware meets all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standard for:

Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011 (BSCS, MSIsec)

Senior Systems Managers, CNISSI No. 4012 (MSIsec)

Program Faculty

Sam Chung, Ph.D.

Dean