College Degrees

Master of Science in Information Technology: Information Assurance

UMUC's Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Assurance online degree 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.

This degree provides students with a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, network security, and computer forensics. It 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. Depending upon the prior level of experience, this degree can prepare students for careers in these fields: Chief Security Officers; Security Managers; Security Architects; Security Officers; Network Administrators; and System Administrators.

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