Master of Science in Computer Information Science with a Concentration in IT and Cybersecurity Policy Online

Develop your ability to apply technical solutions to real-world challenges as you prepare for IT leadership roles in a growing industry. This online program equips you with the expertise to advance professionally.

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Start classes: 5/22/23
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Program Overview

Discover the M.S. in CIS – IT and Cybersecurity Policy online program

Total Tuition: $29,550
Program Duration: As few as 24 Months
Credit Hours: 30

The online Master of Science in Computer Information Science with a Concentration in IT and Cybersecurity Policy from La Salle University enables you to add value to a wide range of organizations while expanding your career opportunities. Gain experience integrating various technical solutions and enhance your ability to ensure the privacy of an organization’s most important data.

Designed with working professionals in mind, this cutting-edge program offers 100 percent online courses that use case studies and the latest software engineering methodologies to develop real-world business solutions. Learn from faculty with industry experience as you explore concepts like design modeling and mobile development in this comprehensive program.

Graduates of the online M.S. in Computer Information Science – IT and Cybersecurity Policy will learn how to:

  • Create, plan, implement and test a technical problem solution
  • Develop problem definitions and solution designs
  • Create solutions specific to current technologies, including mobile development and database and web services
  • Create client-side and server-side designs for problem solutions
  • Create, plan, implement and test a technical problem solution
  • Develop problem definitions and solution designs
  • Create solutions specific to current technologies, including mobile development and database and web services
  • Create client-side and server-side designs for problem solutions

Upon completion of the online M.S. in Computer Information Science – IT and Cybersecurity Policy program, you will be prepared for cybersecurity roles, including:

  • Data Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Data Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Software Engineer

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Total Tuition: $29,550
Program Duration: As few as 24 Months
Credit Hours: 30
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Tuition

Pay our budget-friendly tuition as you go

Our M.S. in Computer Information Science – IT and Cybersecurity Policy online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All program and course fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $29,550
Per Credit Hour: $985

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $29,550
Per Credit Hour: $985

Calendar

Take note of these important dates and deadlines

La Salle University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 5/8/23
Next Class Start Date: 5/22/23
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer 15/22/235/8/235/12/235/17/235/18/237/16/238 weeks
Fall 18/28/238/14/238/18/238/23/238/24/2310/22/238 weeks
Fall 210/23/2310/9/2310/13/2310/18/2310/19/2312/17/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 5/8/23
Next Class Start Date: 5/22/23

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Admissions

Read the admission criteria for our M.S. in Computer Information Science – IT and Cybersecurity Policy online program

Applications for the M.S. in Computer Information Science – IT and Cybersecurity Policy are evaluated on a holistic basis. The Admissions Committee takes into account interest, aptitude and potential for achievement in graduate studies. The requirements include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • No GMAT required

Prior to evaluation by the Admissions Committee, applicants must submit the following:

  • Transcript(s) from the college/university where you earned your bachelor’s degree and, if applicable, master’s degree. You will be notified if you need to submit additional transcripts for advising purposes.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • No GMAT/GRE required
  • A current professional resume
  • Provide a personal statement (about 500 words in length) explaining why you are interested in this program, your qualifications and how this program will assist with your professional goals

Documentation can be sent via email to [email protected]. If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

La Salle University
Office of Adult Enrollment
Box 112
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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Courses

Browse the courses in our M.S. in Computer Information Science – IT and Cybersecurity Policy online program

For the M.S. in Computer Information Science – IT and Cybersecurity Policy online, the curriculum is comprised of five core courses, four specialty courses and the integrated capstone course.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses the design and development of standards-based client interfaces for Web applications. The course includes Web-based standards and toolsets that support these standards. Application development emphasizes client Web interface scripting to serve as a general introduction to computer programming. The specific toolset used will depend on the types of interfaces to be developed, considering technology trends. Examples of possible tools include XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This course may be waived if the student has prior experience in client interface development.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the development of Web services for use by many different types of Web applications. The course develops basic programming techniques to implement the server side function of the application. The course uses a non-Windows interface for the tools set.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course encompasses programming models that support database access, including ADO.NET. It covers client/server and multitiered architectures; development of database applications; Internet and intranet database design and implementation; database-driven Web sites; and use of XML syntax related to databases. Examples of the possible tool sets for this tool set are PHP and mySQL on either a Linux or Windows server. The course also considers privacy of data and data protection on servers.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers development of mobile applications and integration with existing systems on the devices. Students will extend development of mobile solutions with enhancements to views, layouts, and intents including interaction with the location-based services, messaging services, multimedia interfaces, and sensors available on the mobile device. The applications will manage data sources, both locally and from database providers. The applications will be tested in an emulation environment and prepared for deployment in a mobile marketplace.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Special Topics as assigned by student/faculty.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students culminate their learning with a capstone project under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Some students partner with an external company or work on a project associated with their employer as a project deliverable for that company. Prerequisite: All Core courses.
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Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Learners will explore white collar misconduct that constitutes civil and/or criminal fraud in a corporate setting, including but not limited to: (1) falsification of business records; (2) false billing; (3) forgery of documents or signatures; (4) embezzlement; (5) creation of false companies; (6) false insurance claims; (7) bankruptcy fraud; (8) investment frauds (such as Ponzi schemes); (9) tax fraud; and (10) securities fraud. Students will develop processes and procedures for proper evidence management as well as learn how to prepare to serve as an expert witness and write legally sound expert reports. Prerequisites: ECF 610.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores all aspects of computing and communications security, including policy, authentication, authorization, administration, and business resumption planning. It examines key security technologies, such as encryption, firewalls, public-key infrastructures, smart cards, and related technologies that support the development of an overall security architecture. Coursework includes plans for developing and implementing a technology security strategy focused on business needs.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course considers privacy both on- and off-line; legal background of intellectual property and e-mail; ethics and codes of ethics; effects of computers on work and society; and responsibilities and risks of computing, including topics such as accuracy of information, e-waste, and multitasking. This course includes an examination of government policies and regulations related to data security and information assurance.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This experiential course emphasizes the importance of feedback and self-assessment for leadership development. It includes extensive assessment of each participant’s management style and skills based on self-evaluations (using structured questionnaires) and feedback from coworkers, faculty, and other participants. Leadership development experiences emphasize time and stress management, individual and group problem-solving, communication, power and influence, motivation, conflict management, empowerment, and team leadership. Each participant identifies skills he or she needs to develop and reports on efforts to develop those skills.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the area of Risk Management with particular emphasis on Business Continuity Management. Risk Management involves assessing threats which may lead to disastrous events, evaluating control alternatives and implementing solutions. Potential threats include terrorist, criminal, industrial, natural, technological, environmental, economic and political. Practical solutions to enable an organization to protect assets, mitigate risk, manage crisis and recover after a disaster will be discussed. The role of business and government will be explored, as well as professional practices, standards and strategies. The course is designed to expose the student to all aspects of a holistic Business, Continuity & Crisis Management program and to determine the most appropriate requirements.

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