Image: Online IT degree MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MIT) Information Assurance and Security

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) with a Specialization in Information Assurance and Security degree is a program designed to bring students industry-current and important knowledge to help develop them as IT professionals in the digital world. Students enrolled in this information security masters degree program will not only build upon prior knowledge from undergraduate coursework, but will also explore the realities and challenges of maintaining digital security systems and processes in the current industry climate.

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  • Next Start Date

    November 10, 2014

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  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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Learning & Outcomes


Career Path

  • The Information Assurance and Security specialization program is designed for students looking to pursue a career in the growing fields of digital security, information collection and preservation and security system creation. Throughout this program, students will gain valuable real-world skills and experience and learn 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.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

  • The courses included in the Information Assurance and Security specialization program are designed to bring students a blend of the technical knowledge required in a career in this field, as well as a number of opportunities to put that knowledge to practice under the guidance of industry-trained instructors.


    • Principles of Information Security
    • Applied Cryptography and Network Security
    • Legal Issues in Information Security and Incident Response
    • IT Auditing and Security Risk Management


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Upon completing the Information Assurance and Security specialization program, students will have gained valuable and applicable knowledge and skills in the field.

    Students will build upon their existing understanding of network systems and security parameters, and will delve more in depth into the problems and solutions of the current digital security situation. Students will learn how to design security parameters for their own security system, diagnose problems in security systems in order to develop solutions and understand the present industry expectations for a professional in this field. Students who complete this specialization program may expect to find work as a XXX, XXX, or XXX.

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