CAS in Information Security Management

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Information Security Management (ISM) at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a 15-credit graduate-level certificate designed for students currently pursuing another graduate degree or post-baccalaureate work.

The CAS in Information Security Management offers coursework in information security technology, policy, risk management, and evaluation. ISM students learn to manage a high degree of complex technical security, increased operational costs, diverse policies, and user behavior. The CAS in ISM also offers elective courses, so you can customize the curriculum to your needs.

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Available On-campus | Online | Full-time | Part-time

Federal Designations as Center of Academic Excellence

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly designate and sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE). The iSchool is a CAE and holds designations in:

  • CAE in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE-IA/CD)
  • CAE in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE)
  • CAE in Research (CAE-R)

Learn about the iSchool’s CAE Designations

Courses & Curriculum

Overview (15 total credits)

  • 4-6 credits required courses
  • 6-8 credits elective courses

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Online or On Campus

The CAS in Information Security Management is online, on campus, full-time, and part-time - or any mixture thereof.

Application Requirements

Application requirements can be found on our application checklist.

The major components of the CAS application are: the online application, academic transcripts, personal statement, resume or CV, and the $75 non-refundable application fee.

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Application Deadlines

CAS in Information Security Management candidates may apply year-round for enrollment starting in any term (summer, fall, and spring).

See our Admissions page for specific application deadlines.

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You can apply to the CAS in Information Security Management through our online application.

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Program Director
Art Thomas

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