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Information Assurance Graduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the 12-credit-hour graduate academic certificate in Information Assurance features courses that investigate several common Information Assurance models (DoD, NSA, Telecom, Private Business) with an emphasis on IT best practices.

Total Information Assurance Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 877.820.0581 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 12.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Certificate: Information Assurance


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Take twelve (12) semester hours from the following:
MSIA 670, MSIA 672, MSIA 674, MSIA 676, MSIA 678
MSIA 680, MSIA 682, MSIA 684

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 877.820.0581 for recent changes and updates.

MSIA 670 Enterprise Information Assurance (3.00)

Introduces the basic Information Assurance (IA) model; security of the database, the application and the system. Examines current security standards, best practices and auditing practices.

Cross listing(s): MSCT 670.

MSIA 672 Managing a Secure Enterprise (3.00)

Provides the knowledge of designing and managing a secure enterprise. Includes aspects of enterprise security, physical security, disaster-recovery planning, and business continuity planning.

Cross listing(s): MSCT 672.

MSIA 673 Information Assurance Legal Concept (3.00)

Legal interpretation of security policy and resulting obligations providing a background to create a stable set of processes, frameworks, and models capable of handling multiplying domestic and international laws and regulations.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSIA*670 AND MSIA*672;

MSIA 674 Planning/Implementing Architecture Sec (3.00)

Explores security policy development, implementation and standards compliance and testing on corporate systems, application and data. Examines target architectures: telecommunications and wireless enterprise corporate data network.

Cross listing(s): MSCT 674.

MSIA 676 Securing & Protecting: SYS, APPS, DATA (3.00)

Provides the knowledge of building and protecting enterprise infrastructure and proprietary data. Topics include risk analysis, security policies, intrusion detection, damage control and assessment.

Cross listing(s): MSCT 676.

MSIA 678 Risk Management (3.00)

Prepares students to evaluate an organizations exposure to information technology security threats using rigorous policy and standards based analysis of the existing policy directives and the derived threat matrix.

MSIA 680 Computer Forensics (3.00)

Explores computer forensics encompassing a variety of legal and technical challenges. Provides hands-on and theoretical experience with technology, techniques and legal policy during investigation of computer components.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCT*609 MSCT*620;

MSIA 682 Network Forensics (3.00)

Examines forensic analysis of networks utilizing unique and sophisticated sets of tools, techniques and legal policies. Covers established concepts, methodology and tools to enhance performance of network forensics.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCT*609 MSCT*620;

MSIA 683 Advanced Forensics (3.00)

Assessment and evaluation of forensic artifacts from systems, networks and hosts with respect to legal techniques and policy utilizing tools and appliances. Provides exposure to real-life scenarios through competition based learning.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSIA*680 MSIA*682;

MSIA 684 IT Auditing (3.00)

Combines accounting, regulation and IT security practices to educate students to protect organizational assets through establishment of auditing best practices, current governmental reporting standards, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and secure management techniques.

Pre-requisite: MBAA*602 OR MSAA*602

Cross listing(s): MBAA 614 MSAA 614.

How to Apply

A candidate for one of the academic certificate programs must possess the prerequisite skills for entry into one of the School of Computer & Information Sciences programs and the specific prerequisite skills/knowledge identified in each certificate program.

Regis University’s College for Professional Studies (CPS) graduate academic certificates are designed for students who seek new career opportunities, are looking to enhance their work-related knowledge and skills and to advance themselves educationally. The graduate academic certificate represents a selection of courses from the Master of Science programs. These courses could eventually be included in a CPS graduate students’ program of study or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Academic graduate certificates from the School of Computer & Information Sciences require students to have sufficient knowledge and/or experience in database application, programing, computer networking and systems analysis and design. This is assessed for each applicant during the admission interview. Knowledge and experience can be supplemented by courses in these prerequisite areas.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Current resume
  • Required admission essay
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
 Spring 8W2, 2014 March 3, 2014 Feb. 3, 2014
 Summer 8W1, 2014 May 5, 2014 Apr. 7, 2014
 Summer 8W2, 2014 June 30, 2014 June 2, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


Regis University Tuition: Information Assurance Graduate Certificate

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $8,295 12 $685 $75
Online $8,475 12 $700 $75

Directed study costs $700 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.