Be a clutch player on any organization's IT team with an online Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Information Security degree from Southern New Hampshire University. This hot, growing field involves managing and evaluating internal and external threats to security, system integrity and networks. Investigate human factors present in cyber security related to ethics, integrity, practices, policies and procedures. Learn the ins and outs of enforcing network-level security policies and how to ultimately "lock down" an organization's Internet entry.
SNHU's MS in Information Technology with an information security concentration equips you with the foundational knowledge and analytical skills necessary to prevent, mitigate and respond to cyber security threats. You'll learn how to recommend best practices for planning, implementing and managing enterprise-level security and system integrity and develop organizational policies and procedures to evaluate and manage potential security threats related to human behaviors.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MS in IT at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a professional resume.
Occupations related to information and cyber security are in very high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects positions as an information security analyst will grow by 28% through 2026.* Use your master's in information security degree to launch a cyber security career in a variety of roles, including information security specialist, network firewall security analyst, security administrator, security architect, system security technician and web security analyst.
Through our Cyber Security Center of Excellence, SNHU proudly supports cyber security students across the globe. To learn more about our contributions to the field, and connect with our academic leaders, visit our Cyber Security Center of Excellence page.
This unique master’s program reinforces your foundation in IT principles while enhancing your cyber security skills and experience. Courses are taught by knowledgeable faculty with years of real-world, hands-on experience.
SNHU provides cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
Total Credits: 36
Windows 7* or newer
Note: If your computer runs on Windows 7, see the information regarding Windows 7 End of Life below
CD/DVD drive. External hard drive. Extra power cord. Headphones/earbuds
*Windows 7 End of Life Statement for Students
Effective Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. What does this mean for you?
As part of the continuing evolution of computer systems, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows 7. Keeping your computer current with security updates helps your computer run better and protect your information. Since Microsoft will no longer release updates, the information on your computer will be more vulnerable and your computer may not function as well.
We strongly recommend you update to Windows 10 at your earliest convenience. You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
Have questions? Contact the ITS help desk via the service portal or by phone at 1.855.877.9919. Technical support is available 24/7.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.