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Master's in Cybersecurity (Medical Data Security)

Master's in Cybersecurity (Medical Data Security)

The online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (Medical Data Security concentration) program will provide you with specialized knowledge of cybersecurity in health care settings. This MS in Cybersecurity program is aligned with the academic requirements for Cybersecurity set by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of National Security (DHS).

Earning this concentration will enable you to identify issues and implement security measures for organizations that handle confidential digital medical data. Completing this program will prepare you to assume positions such as health care information security officer, cybersecurity manager, and director of security.

Designed for working adults, this online master's program will enable you to earn your degree while keeping up with your job and family commitments. A leader in adult education since 1971, Excelsior College offers:

  • Online cybersecurity classes that fit into your busy schedule.
  • Generous transfer policies that can reduce your course load.
  • Quality instruction from experts in the cybersecurity industry.
  • Reasonable tuition and interest-free payment plans.

Advance Your Career in Health Care Data Security

Coursework for the medical data security concentration covers the knowledge and skills you need to effectively:

  • Evaluate health care data and information systems
  • Lead team members in the process of data analysis
  • Develop and implement health care security policies
  • Evaluate health care cybersecurity practice in the field

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Cybersecurity Master's Credit Requirements

Cybersecurity Master's Credit Requirements

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program requires a minimum of 30 graduate-level credits, with nine required courses. Students in this program are allowed to transfer in a maximum of 9 approved, graduate-level credits, with a minimum of 21 credits to be taken directly at Excelsior College.

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Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Continuously monitor, maintain, and enhance the protection of enterprise-wide information assets through effective industry accepted information management and risk management techniques.
  • Detect, analyze, and respond to cyber-attacks on networks and computer systems.
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of existing and proposed information systems.
  • Utilize the best sources of information available related to cyber security issues, threats, and recovery.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibility, including the effect of culture, diversity, and interpersonal relations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating technical information in formal reports, documentation, and oral presentations to users and information technology professionals.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development and to continue to engage in lifelong learning.

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National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College

The National Cybersecurity Institute is an academic and research center dedicated to assisting government, industry, military, and academic sectors meet the challenges in cybersecurity policy, technology, and education. The Institute's unique team of cybersecurity experts draws from different industries and organizations who are working together to educate and advise the public and private sectors on today's cybersecurity issues and needs.

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Recognition for Cybersecurity Programs

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security designated Excelsior as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, a recognition which extends through 2019.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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