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MS - Information Assurance and Security

Build a bridge to career advancement as you build the skills to assess information security risks and develop solutions that safeguard information assets and enterprise information technology infrastructures. This online Master's program in Information Assurance and Security — shaped by a panel of business leaders, IT consultants, and other industry experts — focuses on the specific issues that IT managers have identified as the greatest challenges faced by the industry today. You'll examine information technology security best practices, explore new ideas, and learn to use data and analytics so you can build the skills to develop and implement your organization's business strategies. With a specialized path for career changers, this program also offers those transitioning into the field a separate course sequence to build foundational knowledge before encountering advanced IT concepts.

Capella is one of the select four-year colleges and graduate-level universities designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

With your Master's in Information Assurance and Security from Capella, you'll evaluate information security practices, analyze emerging threats and countermeasures, and apply security management principles.

Common jobs with an online Master's in Information Assurance and Security include computer security specialist, data security analyst, director of information technology, information security manager, IT auditor, security engineer or network security administrator. Potential workplaces include: community college, consulting firm, corporation, government, land-based or online college or university, or military.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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AccreditationCapella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
RequirementsMaster's students must have a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelMaster
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.