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CAS in Information Security Management at the iSCHOOL

The CAS in Information Security Management students learn to manage a high degree of complex technical security, increased operational costs, diverse policies, and user behavior. This CAS also offers elective courses so you can customize the curriculum to your academic needs.

We also offer our CAS in Information Security Management online. Learn more about iSchool@Syracuse Online

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).

What you will learn

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Security Management is a 15-credit program that offers a comprehensive set of skills for information security management, enabling students to take a lead role in the area within their organizations.

This certificate provides you with the flexibility to take coursework that gives you tools in information security technology, policy, risk management, and evaluation. You can also access courses at the College of Engineering & Computer Science and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.


This certificate required 15 graduate credits. All course are 3 graduate credits unless specified otherwise.

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Combine with an iSchool Master's

While you can take the CAS in Information Security Management as a standalone program, credits earned in the CAS in Information Security Managemente can be used toward a master’s degree at the iSchool if you want a more in-depth learning experience. You can incorporate CAS classes into an iSchool master’s curriculum, which means you can graduate with a certified and highly marketable skill set without taking extra classes.

cas in Information Security Management Online

Online iSchool students have access to the same faculty and degree as our campus students - it’s just in a different delivery mode.

The online format of the program combines live weekly classes, multimedia coursework, and collaborative group learning exercises. The innovative learning technology platform helps students cultivate lifelong professional relationships and personally interact with a worldwide community of students and alumni—all while having the flexibility to continue working full time.

Courses are led by professors who bring a wealth of experience from the field directly to the classroom, helping students learn skills that are immediately applicable to their day-to-day work environments.

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How to Apply

We offer admissions for fall and spring semesters.

Visit the Admissions page for information on application deadlines, tuition, and more.

The application process for the online CAS in Information Security Management program is different from our on-campus program. For more information, please visit the Admissions Overview page for online programs.

The Checklist

Do you have everything you need to apply? Use our checklist to know that you’re ready to begin your application.

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Learn More About Our CAS in Information Security Management

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