Western Michigan University will begin a graduate program in IT security, fully online, with the Fall semester this year.The accelerated 15 credit hour program will be offered in two 10-month track options.

Individuals will have the opportunity to specialize in either information security management, or secure software and engineering. Following completion of the graduate certificate, students will be exposed to various opportunities to gain the necessary knowledge to prepare for industry standards testing such as SANS GIAC, CISSP, CISA and ITIL, which are recommended when pursuing expanded IT career opportunities. - WMU

WMU says courses will be taught by WMU Haworth College of Business faculty and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

WMU is looking at a potential 35 percent growth in the information security field by 2022. With business demanding increasing training in the field, the school is taking advantage of the opportunity. The certifications will be available for graduate students, or industry professionals with a bachelor’s degree. More information can be found here.

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