Nova Southeastern University

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

Information Security, MS and Graduate Certificates

Address:

3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States

Phone:

800-541-6682

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

These programs were developed to address the rapidly growing global problems of maintaining and securing computer information. Important areas addressed by the programs include threats and vulnerabilities, cryptography, authentication and access control, security models, network security, trusted computer systems, distributed systems security, World Wide Web security, applications security, and security management and policies. The M.S. and graduate certificate are recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) based on its certification of the school’s curriculum for compliance with the requirements of NSA national training standards NSTISSI No. 4011 (Information Systems Security Professionals) and CNSSI No. 4013 (System Administrators). As a result of this certification, Federal civilian and military personnel will be permitted to take the school’s certified graduate courses under government sponsorship, and the school is authorized to issue certificates to students who complete such courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students. These programs are available online or on-campus. The M.S. in Information Security is a 36 credit-hour program. It requires the completion of 12 courses or 10 courses and a six-credit thesis. Its formats offer full-time students the opportunity to earn the degree in 12 months and working professionals the opportunity to earn the degree 16–24 months. The Graduate Certificate in Information Security is a 15 credit-hour program that requires the completion of five courses. Students who complete the M.S. may also request the graduate certificate. A graduate with a M.S. in Information Security will have the ability to: (1) identify the physical and logical threats and vulnerabilities present in an existing information system infrastructure; (2) identify relevant security technologies and techniques and identify administrative support services, necessary to secure an information infrastructure based upon the requirements specified in a security policy; (3) implement specific technical control measures necessary to satisfy the stated requirements for a secure information systems infrastructure; and (4) conduct an analysis of an existing information systems infrastructure to evaluate the validity and reliability of the security systems. The Graduate Certificate in Information Security (Information System Security) program requires a total of 15 credit-hours (five courses).The graduate certificate are recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) based on its certification of the school’s curriculum for compliance with the requirements of NSA national training standards NSTISSI No. 4011 (Information Systems Security Professionals) and CNSSI No. 4013 (System Administrators). As a result of this certification, Federal civilian and military personnel will be permitted to take the school’s certified graduate courses under government sponsorship, and the school is authorized to issue certificates to students who complete such courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students. This program is available online or on-campus.

Accreditation:

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

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