The Program in Depth

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security is designed for students looking to become leaders in the fields of digital security, information collection and preservation, and security system creation.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Apply best practices and effective procedures to current and relevant information security and assurance problems and challenges
  • Create and implement computer and system network defense, both in basic forms and in detail
  • Evaluate existing security programs and systems for threats and learn how to fix those threats
  • Develop solutions and practices that can be applied to network security maintenance and integrity
  • Understand the components and requirements of system security procedures, as well as professional industry expectations

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of your program courses will be focused on this specialization than at other similar schools. For a Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security, your classes can include:

Enterprise Networks

In this course students examine computer networking concepts, which enable them to translate business objectives into a physical network design. Stude...

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Principles of Information Systems

In this course students examine management skills as they relate to the information technology industry, taking into account the relationship between ...

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Principles of Information Security

This course covers information security technologies as applied to operating systems, database management systems, and computer networks. The three ma...

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Course content subject to change

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What do employers say about AIU graduates?

4 out of 5

employers of AIU graduates say AIU graduates show leadership skills.1

9 out of 10

employers feel AIU graduates are strong problem solvers.1

4 out of 5

employers of AIU graduates say they are likely to hire another AIU business graduate.1

1. 2013 AIU Employer Experience Research. Conducted by Breakthrough Insights, Naperville, IL

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AIU Online - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2008 and 10/15/2008 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 36%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website.


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Classes start January 4th!