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International Master's in Information Systems Security students with an F1 Visa in a classroom learning how to fight cybercrime through digital forensics.

Executive Master's in Information Systems Security

With the combination of the ubiquitous nature of electronic information and the associated security risks, information security systems management has become a critical need for every organization. We need digital warriors to stop these threats in their tracks, and that could be you. The Master of Science in Information Systems Security (ISS) at University of the Cumberlands will give you the IT security tools and practical training you need to be a leader in the field.

What Is It?

Our hybrid master’s in information systems security is a two-year program taught by industry-experienced instructors.  Access to 24/7 technical support and a dynamic network of peers also enhances learning. Students can be confident in the career preparation they will receive since University of the Cumberlands has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  There are just over 200 universities nationwide with CAE-CD designation, and only two other universities in Kentucky included in this elite group.

The hybrid format executive MS in Information Systems Security is a variation of our fully online program that includes a residency component, ideal for working professionals who want a program that works with their busy schedule but isn't completely online. The hybrid format also works well for international grad students with visas who have a CPT/OPT component to their degree. This STEM-designated degree program prepares candidates to manage the electronic protection of confidential information through a variety of technologies and software applications. With our master’s in information security systems management,  you’ll be ready to:

  • Develop security products
  • Prevent network attacks through business impact and risk assessments
  • Serve as a security analyst
  • Mitigate cyber-attacks through tools, techniques, and penetration testing
  • Identify system vulnerabilities with intrusion detection systems
  • Develop a business continuity plan to recover from an attack
  • Integrate digital forensics investigative techniques
  • Manage security architecture and operations

What Careers can I do with an Online Master's in Information Systems?

The online information security master’s degree program can prepare graduates to take on challenges within oversight of information systems security measures and resources. Graduates can contribute their expertise to a number of career paths, including the following:

The program is mapped directly to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA) cyber security education standards and aligns with the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge. A Master of Science in Information Security Systems will equip students for a career, but it will also prepare graduates for the CISSP certification exam.

You can earn your Executive Master of Science in Information Systems Security and prepare to be a leader in the IT industry.  To learn more about any of our cyber security or information technology programs call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form on this page for more information.

Residency & Class Attendance Policy
Residency weekend sessions are mandatory. You must attend each session in full to receive credit. If you miss any part of the session, you will be counted absent for the entire session. No exceptions. If you miss a single class session, you may make it up at the end of the semester and be required to pay a make-up fee. Missing more than one residency session will result in dismissal from the University.  


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

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Williamsburg, KY 40769

Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.