Master of Science in Information Technology - Cybersecurity


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Computers and digital information have long been considered the new frontier, but the speed at which technology has been developing and transforming our world at a societal level has made it vital to have leaders in the field of information technology who can keep pace. There is significant demand for experts in this field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting much faster than average job growth across the computer and information science industry through the next decade. With the Master of Science in Information Technology degree at Salem University, you can learn how to design, analyze, implement, program, and deploy information management solutions in order to better support organizations, businesses, and even individuals across the country. We also offer the Cybersecurity specialization, which builds on the foundational skills of your MSIT degree in order to tackle the unique challenge of making your clients cyber-resilient and better protecting their data in an increasingly cyber-aggressive world.

With our online MSIT degree with a Cybersecurity specialization, you’ll cover topics on how to:

• Direct the daily operations of a department by analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, and setting deadlines
• Detect and respond to cyberattacks and establish protocols that can be quickly implemented when an attack occurs
• Predict and prevent future cyberattacks by analyzing patterns and setting up appropriate lines of defense
• Analyze big data utilizing a variety of methods in order to support decision making and strategic planning

If you’ve been wanting to push your IT career to the next level, the online Master of Science in Information Technology degree with Cybersecurity specialization can help position you as a leader in the field of cyber defense. Our cybersecurity courses are guided by the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) guidelines and graduates are encouraged to sit for their CISSP certification, a distinction held by only 141,600 people worldwide.


Salem University has long been focused on an education model that utilizes both our 130-plus years of experience in higher education and our continuous focus on innovation. Our 30-credit-hour MSIT — Cybersecurity degree is fully online, giving you access to your courses wherever and however you need them. They’re the same courses you’d take if you were on campus, just with the ease and flexibility of online. On top of that, you take just one course a month, allowing you to concentrate on a single subject at a time and progressively build your knowledge in a way that fits more easily into your life and your responsibilities. And because of Salem University’s unique approach, you can complete your online MSIT degree is just 10 months.


With this program, you’ll take classes that are core to the Master of Science in Information Technology degree:

• IT500 Business Foundations and Processes
• IT510 Information Technology and Project Management
• IT520 Risk Assessment and Management
• IT530 Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning
• IT550 Information Technology Architecture & Security
• IT640 Database Administration
• IT699 Enterprise Administration (Capstone Project)

You’ll also take specialized cybersecurity courses that include:

• IT610 Information Systems Security (CISSP)
• IT620 Intrusion Detection and Prevention
• IT630 Security Policies and Procedures


Our online MSIT degree program readies you to perform managerial roles in the information services and cybersecurity sector, including:

• Information Security Analyst
• Cybersecurity Analyst
• Cybersecurity Engineer
• Security Architect or Manager, IT
• Information Security Director
• Chief Information Officer


Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online here. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

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