There’s a Secure Future in Secure Systems

Credit agencies, social media giants, classified government servers, healthcare networks and hotel chains: they’ve all fallen victim to cyberattacks. If there’s valuable data to be had, someone’s trying to breach it. And as these system compromises become more frequent, more difficult to prevent and more expensive to remedy, there’s a clear need for fresh thinking from cybersecurity leaders.

Tap into the opportunity and demand with a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity from NSU. Your master's degree from NSU will give you the skills in developing, programming and design that you need to become a leader in cybersecurity.

This security program is recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Apply for NSU’s Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.

Quick Facts

Tuition for the degree program is $820 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.
NSU’s M.S. in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity is 30 total credits (10 courses) to complete.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs. Available start dates are in August, January, and May.
Delivery Options
Classes for the M.S. in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program are offered online or at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Each on-campus class meets once a week in the evening for 16 weeks in the fall, 17 weeks in the winter term, and 12 weeks in the summer term.

Career Outcomes

Security Engineer $115,946 Average Salary Per Year

7.5% Projected Employment Growth

Chief Information Officer $136,934 Average Salary Per Year

-0.1% Projected Employment Growth

Security Analyst $84,612 Average Salary Per Year

3.4% Projected Employment Growth

Source: 2017 Salary Report

Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Curriculum

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Prerequisite Courses
MSIT 500
Foundations of Systems ( MSIT 500 )
CISC 500
Java Programming Language ( CISC 500 )
CISC 501
Assembly Language and Architecture ( CISC 501 )
CISC 502
Mathematics in Computing ( CISC 502 )
CISC 503
Data Structures and Algorithms ( CISC 503 )
Core Courses (30 credits)
CISC 640
Operating Systems ( CISC 640 / Credits: 3 )
CISC 650
Computer Networks ( CISC 650 / Credits: 3 )
CISC 680
Software Engineering ( CISC 680 / Credits: 3 )
MSIT 630
Database Systems ( MSIT 630 / Credits: 3 )
ISEC 600
Secure Computer Systems ( ISEC 600 / Credits: 3 )
ISEC 620
Applied Cryptography ( ISEC 620 / Credits: 3 )
ISEC 640
Database Security ( ISEC 640 / Credits: 3 )
ISEC 650
Computer and Network Forensics ( ISEC 650 / Credits: 3 )
ISEC 690
Information Security Project ( ISEC 690 / Credits: 3 )
ISEC 660
Advanced Network Security ( ISEC 660 / Credits: 3 )

Success Stories

Catalina Bolaños Sippli

Receiving her Master of Science in Management Information Systems from NSU helped Catalina gain a better understanding of both the business and technology aspects in her role as an IT Consultant. Since graduating, she's been able to apply this knowledge to excel in her career.

Ben Sirof

By being able to receive the full classroom experience in an online format, Ben was able to work toward making technology his new career. With a Master of Science in Information Technology from NSU, he gained a sense of accomplishment and the experience he needed to pursue his goals.

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