The Master of Science in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity is a 30 credit-hour degree program at Nova Southeastern University's College of Engineering and Computing. Offered online and on-campus in South Florida, the Master of Science in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity degree program is designed for someone who wants to focus on Network Security Engineering by obtaining the necessary skills and abilities for the design of secure network infrastructures and security analysis of network traffic. If you want to focus on Security Policy Development and Compliance to ensure the security of an organization from the management perspective then you should look at the M.S. in Cybersecurity Management.
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified that NSU's curriculum in information security meets or exceeds the requirements and standards expected of a leader in cybersecurity research and education. In particular, NSA and DHS recognized that NSU's graduate curriculum met the additional requirements for educational specializations in Network Security Engineering and Security Policy Development and Compliance As a result of this recognition federal agencies may sponsor civilian and military personnel to take the school's certified graduate courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students. NSU is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD) education, and NSU’s CEC is hosting the Center for Information Protection, Education, and Research (CIPhER). NSU first received this designation in March 2005 amongst the first in the State of Florida.