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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.
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Digital Forensics Processes
Learners in this course apply forensics tools and techniques to investigate incidents, analyze devices, and conduct forensics reporting. Prerequisite(s): IAS5030.
|4 quarter credits|
Secure Network Design and Engineering
Learners investigate abstract data types and how to address them in solving cyber security problems related to network design and engineering. Learners also analyze security requirements while designing network operational systems in order to gain approvals in recognition and compliance with organizational governance and processes. Finally, learners articulate how virtualization and network architecture is implemented, deployed, and used, and describe the implications that interfaces between major components of virtualized systems have for security.
|4 quarter credits|
Health Care Environment
In this course, learners identify health care organizations and their data management practices, develop an understanding of key health care terminology and acronyms, and identify the sources, types, and classification methods of health care data. Learners also analyze privacy rights and state and federal regulations, to formulate how to protect privacy rights while still meeting the demands for greater efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of health care. Finally, learners examine the codes of conduct required of IT professionals working in health care.
|4 quarter credits|
Patient Privacy Rights and Health Care Regulatory Requirements
Learners in this course evaluate the differences between health care privacy and health care information security and develop their understanding of the health care regulatory environment. Learners identify and demonstrate the use of tools and controls used to prevent data breaches, and evaluate the processes for creating forensic evidence of a breach. To help end users comply with data security, learners also develop policies, procedures, and user training, which consists of documentation, communication, and notifications and risk assessment strategies. Prerequisite(s): IAS5200.
|4 quarter credits|
Third Party Risk Management in Health Care
Learners in this course identify and examine the risks caused by third parties, and the policies and documents required to ensure that they are in compliance with security requirements. Learners evaluate the difference between a third party and a business associate, as well as gain an understanding of the laws, regulations, contracts, and agreements that apply to each. Learners also demonstrate the use of tools and methodologies for auditing and monitoring interactions with third parties and business associates to ensure security compliance. Prerequisite(s): IAS5200.
|4 quarter credits|
*Course has prerequisite(s). See catalog for details.
This specialization prepares information security professionals for the specific security needs of the health care field. Students learn how to analyze federal and state legal security requirements (including HIPAA privacy regulations), determine security risks caused by third parties and evaluate the differences in types of health care data. The curriculum develops your ability to apply compliance and enforcement processes to prevent security breaches and protect patient privacy. You’ll also develop methods to investigate security breaches and create technical safeguards for the health care environment.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
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The total cost of your degree will depend on academic performance, transfer credits, scholarships and other factors. See GuidedPath cost information below.
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$715 per credit, $175 resource kit fee, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, effective July 10, 2023, and is subject to change. Your price will vary depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. Books, supplies, and other fees are not included in this estimate. GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. New or recently revised program estimates are based on comparable programs.
Capella is committed to transparency in its tuition and pricing. In addition to tuition, you will be responsible for additional costs, which may include an application fee, travel expenses, and practicum costs. A resource kit fee of $50-$200, charged quarterly or per billing session, covers the cost of required books, software, and other course materials. Click here to review program-specific fee amounts in our University Catalog.
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Applicants to the MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Health Care Security must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
International student requirements
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
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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.
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*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.