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Health Care Security
Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Elevate your cybersecurity expertise by developing skills to protect the health care industry from data breaches and attacks. The online MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Health Care Security at Capella can prepare you to protect the well-being of patients, institutions and communities in a complex digital environment. You’ll learn foundational knowledge to help prepare you for certifications like the Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®), Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS®) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®). Capella offers eligible students certification exam vouchers from CompTIA, Cisco, and SAS.

Gain valuable hands-on experience

Develop your agility and sharpen your skillset by participating in an immersive, gamified cybersecurity training simulation where you are tasked with defending your network against threats in real-time.

Know & use cybersecurity tools

Demonstrate use of tools appropriate for the health care cybersecurity professional.

Establish critical processes

Apply investigation, compliance and enforcement processes within the health care security and privacy environment.

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 6 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • Capstone

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Health Care Security.

Job titles to explore

  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Security architect
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cybersecurity manager
  • IT security architect
  • Information security analyst
  • Health care solutions architect
  • Chief information security and privacy officer

Employment settings to explore

  • Military
  • Community college
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Corporation
  • Consulting firm
  • Government – local, state, federal 

*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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