Optional Concentration in Information Security.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Information Systems (DISS) at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Engineering and Computing requires a minimum of 64 credits. Its cluster format combines traditional and online instruction to provide professionals the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree in information systems while continuing to work in their current positions. The information systems degree program offers an optional concentration in Information Security.
The Ph.D. in Information Systems program is especially well suited to professionals working in areas such as information system planning, information security, systems analysis and design, project management, information system administration, information science, or software engineering. It provides information technology professionals with the knowledge and ability to develop creative solutions to substantive real-world problems in information systems. Each student must complete eight courses, two research courses, and a dissertation.
The information security concentration is recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a result of this recognition federal agencies may sponsor civilian and military personnel to take the school’s certified graduate courses.