About the Program

The dynamic, hands-on curriculum behind the Master of Science in IT Auditing and Cyber-Security can help equip you with the knowledge to make smart business decisions within a rising industry. You’ll learn to analyze data; identify, assess, and communicate cyber risk; and prepare to pass either the Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) exam or the Certified Information System Security Certified Professional (CISSP) exam. You may also pursue a certificate option with credits that may be matriculated into the full program.


Learn about the courses that will enhance your technological expertise.

Faculty Highlights

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  • IT Governance
  • Protection of Information Assets
  • Security Architecture
  • Business Skills for IT Professionals
  • IT Audit Process
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Systems and Infrastructure Lifecycle Management
  • IT Service Delivery and Support
  • Data Analytics for IT Auditors
  • Business Skills for IT Auditors
  • IT Auditing Capstone
  • Operating System Security
  • Network Security
  • Organizational Forensics
  • Securing the Digital Infrastructure
  • Introduction to Ethical Hacking
  • Penetration Testing
  • Intrusion Detection and Response
  • Cyber-Security Capstone
  • Special Topics
  • Independent Study
  • Systems and Infrastructure Lifecycle Management

Timeline and Schedule

The Master of Science in IT Auditing and Cyber-Security offers the option to pursue your degree on a full-time or part-time basis. Two program start dates deliver additional flexibility to support your personal and professional goals.

Program Start

Fall Semester (August) or Spring Semester (January)

Course Times

Full-time students enroll in daytime courses on weekdays; part-time students take weekend or weekday evening courses.

Program Duration

Full-time students may complete the program in one year; part-time students may complete the program in as little as one and a half years or flex to suit their schedules.

Capstone Course

All students complete the capstone course, which is based around a research project and features built-in study modules for the CISA or CISSP exam.