Throughout Franklin’s M.S. in Information Technology program, you’ll build a strong foundation in IT with courses in network security, database management, information systems management, website development, and IT strategy and policy. You can expect this knowledge growth to improve your marketability, as demand for information technology professionals is projected to grow 16% through 2031.*
Moreover, as workplaces lean on the capabilities of cross-disciplinary teams, the role of the technologist becomes even more strategic and collaborative. Franklin’s program provides the opportunity for you to build the communication, presentation and analytical skills to boost your professional skillset.
Three 12-week focus area courses provide breadth and depth in various aspects of cybersecurity including risk assessment and management, comprehensive and systematic network security, and offensive ethical hacking techniques.
Adopt a controlled, proactive and flexible approach to information risk management
Through project-based assignments, you’ll determine the scope, budget, objectives and system boundaries for risk assessment. You’ll learn to combine operational security, risk assessment, test and review, and mitigation to demonstrate value. By following a project-based approach, you’ll have the opportunity to define projects; gather administrative, technical and physical data; identify and classify critical systems, assets and threat agents; and analyze data to inform risk mitigation recommendations and reporting.
Defend networks against attacks and mitigate vulnerabilities
Network functionality rests on pervasive technology that connects devices, services and users. When these networks fail or are breached, the impact is far-reaching. You’ll learn to go beyond firewalls and virtual private networks by taking a comprehensive and systematic approach to network security including monitoring, incident response, forensics, virtualization and cloud secure protocols, cryptography and web services.
Use ethical hacking insights to formulate penetration testing strategies and reporting
Ethical hackers help organizations test and refine their security plans and technologies. Take a deep dive into ethical hacking including reconnaissance, scanning, vulnerability analysis, exploitation and reporting. Through hands-on assignments, you’ll employ current tools and methods and gain the knowledge and skills to prepare for the Certified Ethical Hacker exam.
Build on what you know and finish your master's in IT with a focus in cybersecurity faster
Because the M.S. in IT-Cybersecurity is aligned with industry competencies, you can leverage your certifications for up to 12 credits, which equates to a 30% cost savings, toward your degree.
A current (ISC)2 CISSP certification has been evaluated to be equivalent to Information Assurance (ISEC 610), which translates into 4 credit hours toward your degree and $2,680 in tuition savings. For the cybersecurity focus area, a current EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credential aligns with Ethical Hacking (ISEC 670) and ISACA CRISC aligns with Information Risk Management (ISEC 630), which accounts for 66% of focus work coursework that can be bypassed with current certifications.
Choose an online IT master’s degree that’s built for busy adults
As an accredited, nonprofit university, our focus at Franklin is on you. Our team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules and 100% online coursework help to balance your education with work, family and life.
Students rate our faculty members as top-notch for the real-world expertise they are able to bring to the coursework. When you need help, your instructor is just a phone call or email away. You can also rely on support resources from the Learning Commons, like workshops, tutoring sessions and library services. Get started on your future today.
*Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)