[Air-L] Seeking online BA / MA programs in information safety, security

Lovaas,Steven Steven.Lovaas at ColoState.EDU
Tue Oct 30 07:43:25 PDT 2012


In the US, online degrees in security offered by traditional universities tend to be graduate programs... both because it's a fairly specialized field and because it's easier to create a graduate degree program online (not so many distribution courses required). For an undergrad program that needs to be online, you'd be looking more to either a commercial school (like Colorado Technical University) or an online branch of a brick-and-mortar institution (like CSU Global [csuglobal.edu] or Regis University [sps.regis.edu])... and you might be looking at a BS in a discipline like CIS, networking, or Computer Science.

Once you get to the MS level, the choices broaden. One I'm familiar with is the Norwich University MSIA program, which is very military friendly (ROTC got its start there, and a number of the grad students are actually deployed overseas, so the assignment schedule is flexible). It's on the NSA's list as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, which is a good resource for your search (http://www.nsa.gov/ia/academic_outreach/nat_cae/institutions.shtml).

Good luck...


Steven Lovaas, MSIA, CISSP
IT Security Manager
Colorado State University
Steven.Lovaas at ColoState.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org [mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Peter Gloviczki
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 8:00 AM
To: Tony Ratcliffe
Cc: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
Subject: Re: [Air-L] Seeking online BA / MA programs in information safety, security

Thanks very much to you both. Yes, Eric is a member of the US Air Force. Keep the suggestions coming, please :-)


On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 8:56 AM, Tony Ratcliffe <mail at ratcliffe.ca> wrote:
> Peter,
> Assuming your friend is also in the USA, regional accreditation issues 
> may be of relevance and should be considered in relation to the use of 
> the degrees.
> USA accreditation issues aside, one institution to consider is Royal 
> Holloway at the University of London. There is a distance learning option.
> My current PhD research is in the security management field, and Royal 
> Holloway was just identified for its reputation in information 
> security. As with other graduate programs, an undergraduate degree may 
> not be required for a mature student. So, depending on his experience, 
> he might look at their MSc now. I will send a copy of this to your friend directly.
> Tony
> A.E. (Tony) Ratcliffe, M.Ed.
> PhD Research Student
> Beyond Distance Research Alliance
> University of Leicester (UK)
> tony at tonyratcliffe.com
> From: Peter Gloviczki <glovi002 at umn.edu>
> Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 07:37
> To: <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> Subject: [Air-L] Seeking online BA / MA programs in information 
> safety, security
> Good morning, everyone,
> My friend Eric, who is in the Air Force, is looking for online 
> programs in information systems/information security that are BA 
> granting programs, possibly with the option of going on for an MA.
> What are your recommendations? His email is <cire_draws at yahoo.com> and 
> he would welcome your correspondence. Thanks so much for any advice 
> you might be able to provide to him.
> Peter
> --
> Peter Joseph Gloviczki, Ph.D.
> http://petergloviczki.com

Peter Joseph Gloviczki, Ph.D.
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