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Perform scholarly research and critically analyze theories that shape the practice of information assurance and cybersecurity.
Bring research and practice together, leading to new knowledge for better organizational performance.
Develop information assurance and cybersecurity methods against rogue activities.
Become a communication, research, writing, and critical thinking expert in the IT field.
Apply the right technological solutions to help IT and business interests align in strategic and tactical ways.
Be an ethical leader in organizations using information technology.
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
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Designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.
You’ll have one-on-one learning opportunities and residencies that provide credits toward your degree and a supportive peer community.
Learn from faculty who hold doctorate degrees and have real-world experience in their field of study.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees. Ask your manager about options.
The online DIT, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity curriculum focuses on doctoral research in system and application security, assurance controls and compliance, and security governance and management.
Allows you to work extensively on your capstone topic, methodology, application to current theory, and overall project plan from the beginning of your program.
During your dissertation, you’ll be matched with an experienced mentor who will help you stay on track to completing your degree.
Network Security Advances
This course presents advances in information assurance and the ways they help decision makers accurately gauge, estimate, and examine the impact of implementing various network security protection mechanisms. Learners evaluate emerging information security protection research and identify the potential advantages and disadvantages of protecting the security of the network. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Enterprise Security Risk Management
Learners in this course examine research in information security risk management. Learners review scholarly literature in the field as it relates to risk modeling, assessment, and management. Other course topics include outsourcing and the legal and technological changes that affect risk management. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
System and Application Security Advances
This course presents advances in ensuring system and application security and the ways they help decision makers accurately gauge, estimate, and examine the impact of implementing various system and application security protection mechanisms. Learners evaluate emerging information security protection research and identify the potential advantages and disadvantages of protecting system and application security. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Assurance Controls and Compliance Management
This course provides an overview of the management processes and organizational controls needed to ensure data protection. Learners review federal, state, and other governmental and industry standards that companies must follow to be compliant in safeguarding data. Learners analyze the depth and breadth of compliance management research and investigate different approaches to data protection control and compliance. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
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Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.
Doctoral programs are specific and challenging. That’s why you’ll have access to expert support at every step along the road to your degree.
For this team, it’s more than resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online doctoral degree in information assurance and cybersecurity.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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