University of Maryland University College

Graduate School

Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Assurance

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Assurance

Format: Online

Program Description:

UMUC's Master of Science in Information Technology Program is designed for those who are called upon to develop, implement, and operate information systems in a variety of organizations. Graduates of the this program will have a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the IT field, a familiarity with systems engineering concepts and a solid foundation in the technological basis of the Internet. They will also have a firm grasp of current and future effects of the convergence of computer systems and telecommunications systems technologies.

The information assurance specification provides a thorough knowledge base for managers and technology professionals concerned with the design, development, implementation, operation, and management of secure information systems and with the protection of an organization's information assets. The specialization provides students with a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, network security, and computer forensics. The specialization also introduces students to the ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with information security. Laboratory exercises are included in some courses to enhance the learning experience.

Accreditation:

Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and certified by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. UMUC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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