Information Assurance Policy Management

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Information Assurance Policy Management
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Information Assurance Policy Management (Graduate)

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Why should I study IA Policy Management?

Studying IA Policy Management, you’ll learn how to plan for physical security breaches, disaster recovery, implementation of enterprise and architecture security systems, risk management and auditing best practices. Students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to keep technology assets safe and find solutions that protects governments, communities and companies.

Is the Certificate in IA Policy Management right form me?

This graduate certificate is geared toward busy professionals in the information assurance and technology fields who are interested in learning new ways to secure information systems across organizations. Obtaining an IA Policy Management Graduate Certificate is a great way to further your knowledge base and grow your career.

What will I learn in Regis’ Certificate IA Policy Management program?

Our Graduate Certificate in IA Policy Management will give you the skills needed to keep sensitive information and data safe.

You’ll learn how to become a leader in information assurance and discover new ways to implement secure policies. This program is an accelerated path to becoming an expert and positioning oneself competitively in the information assurance field. Additionally, credits earned through this certificate can be applied toward a master’s program.

Further, Regis University is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency, and our curriculum is modeled on guidelines and recommendations provided by:

  • The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) 4000 training standards
  • (ISC)2 Eight Domains of Knowledge
  • ISACA
  • NIST workforce development standard

Is Regis’ Certificate in IA Policy Management accredited?

Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

What class formats are available?

A total of four courses are required to receive a graduate certificate in IA Policy Management. This certificate can be earned online, on campus or a combination of both in as little as one year.

When do classes start?

Courses are offered in 8-week terms that begin in:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • August
  • October
Program Requirements A total of four courses are required to receive a graduate certificate in IA policy management. Students choose from the following courses:

MSIA 670 Information Enterprise Assurance 
MSIA 672 Managing a Secure Enterprise 
MSIA 673 Legal Basics in Cyber and Information Security 
MSIA 674 Planning/Implementing Architecture Security 
MSIA 678 Risk Management
MSIA 684 Information Technology Auditing 

By completing four of six classes listed below, students can become eligible for the Master of Science in Information Assurance degree with a specialization in Information Assurance Policy Management. Course credits from this certificate can be applied the M.S. in Information Assurance.

Program Requirements

A total of four courses are required to receive a graduate certificate in IA policy management. Students choose from the following courses:

Course Requirements (12 credit hours)
Choose four classes from the following options:

MSIA 670  Information Enterprise Assurance 
MSIA 672  Managing a Secure Enterprise 
MSIA 673 Legal Basics in Cyber and Information Security
MSIA 674  Planning/Implementing Architecture Security 
MSIA 678  Risk Management
MSIA 684  Information Technology Auditing
Total Certificate Requirements = 12 credit hours


By completing four of six classes listed below, students can become eligible for the Master of Science in Information Assurance degree with a specialization in Information Assurance Policy Management. Course credits from this certificate can be applied toward the M.S. in Information Assurance.

How to Apply

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A candidate for one of the academic certificate programs must possess the prerequisite skills for entry into one of the College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS) programs and the specific prerequisite skills/knowledge identified in each certificate program. Three or more years of relevant work experience OR a bachelor’s degree within the past two years in a relevant computer information sciences field is required. Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited bachelor’s degree.

Regis University’s 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 CC&IS graduate student's program of study or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

  • Complete the online certificate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or recognized institution in another nation. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. Download a transcript request form.

Submit mailed transcripts to:
Regis University
Office of Admissions
3333 Regis Boulevard
Mail Code: P-28
Denver, CO 80221-1099

Electronic transcripts may be sent to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu

  • Admissions essay. Instructions to upload your completed statement are included in the online application.
  • Current resume

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.

ADMISSIONS ELIGIBILITY

All completed applications for admissions will be reviewed. A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is recommended. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 and/or those applicant who do not meet the work experience requirement will be considered on an individual basis and will be required to take one 500-level foundational course (3 credits) prior to beginning their 600-level graduate program coursework. A grade of “B” or better must be achieved in the 500-level foundational course to continue progressing through the 600-level graduate program coursework.

It is recommended that applications are submitted one month in advance of desired start date to ensure adequate processing time and optimize class availability options. Completed applications will be considered up to two weeks prior to the start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

Your application file, including all required documents, must be completed to be considered for admission. Keep in mind that classes can reach capacity, so you are encouraged to apply now for admission consideration.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

All completed application materials should be submitted at least six to eight weeks in advance of your intended start date. It takes longer to process international applications. Visit the academic calendar.

Tuition

Visit our Cost of Attendance page to see the tuition and fee schedule for this program.

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year for the Graduate IA Policy Management program.