Cloud computing and cybersecurity professional

Master of Science in Applied Digital Technology with a Concentration in Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity Online


Cultivate an understanding of cybersecurity risk management through risk analysis and mitigation techniques for information security.

Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24
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Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24

Program Overview


See how our online M.S. in Applied Digital Technology – Cloud and Cybersecurity can benefit you

The stakes are high as more information becomes digital so ensure your organization’s data is secure and help battle cybercrime with an online Master of Science in Applied Digital Technology with a Concentration in Cloud and Cybersecurity from Arkansas State University. Prepare for leading roles in a projected high-growth industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In this 100% online program, you will examine information systems and project management principles. Gain software architecture expertise with an emphasis on enhanced security standards. Develop solutions to improve all levels of security through assessing access control, cloud infrastructure and on-premises auditing.

Study where and when it’s convenient for you with this flexible, online program. You can also customize your degree with a broad range of business and technology electives.

In this 100% online M.S. in Applied Digital Technology – Cloud and Cybersecurity, you will learn how to:

  • Effectively communicate the business requirements for technology-related projects
  • Understand the impacts of technology decisions on management and business operations
  • Apply project management concepts to manage a project from concept to delivery
  • Tailor a portion of your degree with a second area of emphasis or a blend of business- and technology-related elective courses
  • Understand approaches to protecting cloud-related assets and apply techniques to mitigate risks
  • Analyze network security to identify possible risks and implement solutions for improved security
  • Effectively communicate the business requirements for technology-related projects
  • Understand the impacts of technology decisions on management and business operations
  • Apply project management concepts to manage a project from concept to delivery
  • Tailor a portion of your degree with a second area of emphasis or a blend of business- and technology-related elective courses
  • Understand approaches to protecting cloud-related assets and apply techniques to mitigate risks
  • Analyze network security to identify possible risks and implement solutions for improved security

As a graduate of the M.S. in Applied Digital Technology – Cloud and Cybersecurity program, you will be prepared for advancement into roles such as:

  • Project Manager
  • Director of Process Improvement
  • Implementation Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Threat Intelligence Manager
  • Information Security Director
  • Project Manager
  • Director of Process Improvement
  • Implementation Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Threat Intelligence Manager
  • Information Security Director

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of graduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online graduate programs.

Total Tuition: $11,220
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 33
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Tuition


Learn about tuition to fit your budget

Our online M.S. in Applied Digital Technology – Cloud and Cybersecurity program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $11,220

Calendar


Follow these dates to apply, enroll and start classes

Ideal for working professionals, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 6/18/24
Start Class 7/2/24

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Admissions


What you need to know to apply

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. To be admitted to the M.S. in Applied Digital Technology – Cloud and Cybersecurity online program, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5

Admission Guidelines

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or a 2.75 in the last 60 hours (undergraduate, graduate or combination thereof) or Graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree from a regionally accredited (U.S.) institution
  • If you have lower than a 2.5 cumulative GPA and less than a 2.75 in the last 60 hours, you may still apply for consideration for admittance by including a statement of purpose as part of the application. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 866-621-8096 for more information.

Note: If you are admitted and have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA and less than a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours, you must make a grade of B or better in each course during the first 6 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University. Additionally, you will only be allowed to enroll in one course (or 3 graduate hours) per 7-week session for the first two sessions.

Application Submission Requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Submit a nonrefundable $30 fee.
  • Have official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

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c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.

Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Courses


Explore the courses in your online M.S. in Applied Digital Technology – Cloud and Cybersecurity

To graduate from the M.S. in Applied Digital Technology – Cloud and Cybersecurity online program, you must complete a total of 33 credit hours. Required coursework includes four core courses (for a total of 12 credit hours), four concentration courses (for a total of 12 credit hours) and three elective courses (for a total of nine credit hours).

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course focuses on the essentials of core business functions with an emphasis on integrating applied business statistics, economics, financial accounting, and corporate finance. This course ensures that students have the required business acumen to succeed in the graduate business core.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The spectrum of the information needs of organizations. 1. Provides understanding of the uses of information by operational subsystems such as production, finance, marketing, personnel, etc. 2. Provides an analysis of the information needs of middle and top-level management, and the use of information systems to aid managers in the decision-making process. 3. Provide student with an understanding of the use of information systems to gain competitive advantage and how to manage information as an organizational resource.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of new concepts, topics, and is- sues in Information Systems as heralded in current literature. Students are expected to research and report on pertinent topics as to the effects on management and the impact on society.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the practice and principles of project management. Topics include identifying and selecting projects, developing project proposals, sequencing workflows, estimating project duration, and budgeting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Software architecture with a three-layer design and cloud-native software design. Architecting software with enhanced security standards.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Qualitative and quantitative methodologies for cyber security risk management. Principle of risk analysis and risk mitigation techniques for information security.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Solutions and enhancements for network and data security. Analysis of network security to learn to prevent unauthorized access to the system network and data assets.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Assessing importance of access control, internet security, cloud infrastructure and on-premises auditing. The usage of data analytics and machine learning for improving cyber security.

Students must select three courses (nine credit hours) from other tracks within the M.S. in Applied Digital Technology program or advisor-approved electives in business or statistics.

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