Blended Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in Security

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The blended Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in Security provides in-depth knowledge of emerging security threats and solutions to prepare technical leaders to identify, develop, and implement highly secure systems and networks that support organizational goals.

Students who complete the Computer Information Systems master’s degree concentration in Security will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems.
  • Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design.
  • Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise.
  • Advanced knowledge of information security concepts, governance, biometric systems, and database systems security, as well as network security and cryptography.
  • Proficiency in risk management, such as asset assessments, architectural solutions, modeling, and design.
  • Competence in security policies, processes, technology, and operations.

A total of 40 credits is required. Students must complete both the Core Curriculum and the Concentration Requirements.

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Joe Kowalik

Joe Kowalik
Lead Client Support Specialist, Boston University

MS in Computer Information Systems, Concentration in Security

Why did you choose BU MET for your graduate studies? What set BU MET apart from other programs you were considering?

BU MET is the perfect option for those looking to strike a balance between work and education, and as an employee of Boston University there were significant benefits, both financial and logistical, in choosing the program. While the work-life balance is commonly achieved via purely online education, I knew that a program centered on in-person education would be a better fit for my particular learning style. That said, there’s flexibility afforded by MET’s Live Classroom implementation that has assisted in the few instances where work or family have kept me away from the classroom. Flexibility is a recurring theme throughout the program (and one that I’m truly thankful for) as faculty have always been helpful when that work/life balance temporarily tips towards work. Simply put, the faculty are here to educate you, and they understand the factors in balancing education with outside commitments.