- The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have jointly designated the iSchool as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense, Information Assurance Education, and in Research
- This program provides you with the flexibility to take coursework that does not overlap with your current expertise, but gives you tools in information security technology, policy, risk management, and evaluation, depending on your background.
- You can also access courses in College of Engineering & Computer Science and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
- Scholarships and grants are available through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Program (IASP)
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 that can be taken as a stand-alone certificate or as part of a graduate degree program.
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.
Available On-campus | Online | Full-time | Part-time
A 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)
Courses & Curriculum
Overview (15 total credits)
- 4–6 credits required courses
- 6–8 credits elective courses
Online or On Campus
The CAS in Information Security Management can be pursued online, on campus, full-time, or part-time, or any mixture thereof.
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.
CAS in Information Security Management candidates may apply year-round for enrollment starting in any term (summer, fall, and spring).
You can apply to the CAS in Information Security Management through our online application.