Colorado Technical University

Master of Science in Computer Science - Computer Systems Security


231 N. Martingale Road 6th floor

Schaumburg, IL 60173

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Computer Science - Computer Systems Security

Format: Online

Program Description:

Explore computer security risks, protocols and policy.

Colorado Technical University offers a Master of Science in Computer Science-Computer Systems Security program designed to provide you with an overview of computer systems security. The online MSCS program has been ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report for three years in a row.1

This concentration presents an overview of computer systems security, policies, plans and standards.

 Concentration courses explore:

·         Security breaches in computer systems

·         Development of a security policy ad protocols

·         Cryptographic services

·         Security auditing, computer crime, security awareness and training

·         Intrusion risks presented by emerging media and application environments such as cloud computing, social media venues, and mobile computing

The capstone course offers the opportunity to complete an in-depth project focusing on a major technical problem or major issue that impacts your organization or in a desired area of study.

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have recognized Colorado Technical University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD). This CAE IA/CD designation is applicable to this degree program. Classes begin every 8 weeks. Learn more.



Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Eligibility Requirements:

Must have a Bachelor's degree to apply. *Not all programs are available to residents of all states. Admissions staff will advise prospective students of any specific limitations for their states.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Colorado Technical University Online participates in many federal and state financial aid programs. We also administer institutional aid. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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