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Colorado Technical University

Doctor of Computer Science in Information Assurance

The Doctor of Computer Science with a concentration in Information Assurance program at Colorado Technical University is designed to offer students the knowledge and skills needed to assess organizational computer and information needs from an operational and strategic perspective. Learn more about the Doctor of Computer Science with a concentration in Information Assurance program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Computer Science with a concentration in Information Assurance

School Offering Program:

Colorado Technical University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Individuals considering applying to the Doctor of Computer Science with a concentration in Information Assurance program should have a background in information technology and should be interested in becoming a leader in enterprise information systems management. Applicants to Colorado Technical University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Computer Science with a concentration in Information Assurance is a research-extensive program. Students will study current research and fundamental concepts in enterprise information systems, information assurance, enterprise-level security architecture, internal and external security threats, and quality assurance issues in enterprise computing. Students can learn about key tools and technologies used for enterprise computing. Digital systems security is also discussed, including cryptographic algorithms, secure software design, and enterprise-level digital forensics. Students can choose elective coursework in areas such as business intelligence, enterprise architecture technology, networking and security, and applications security.

Learning Format:

Offered online and at selected campuses

Program Length:

96 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and Colorado Technical University's staff help students identify aid options. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Financial aid options differ based on the program's learning format.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Computer Science with a Concentration in Information Assurance:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Technical University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • CS 801: Research and Writing I (3 credits)
  • CS 802: Qualitative Analysis (5 credits)
  • CS 806: Research and Writing II (3 credits)
  • CS 811: Research and Writing III (3 credits)
  • CS 812: Quantitative Analysis (5 credits)
  • CS 816: Research and Writing IV (3 credits)
  • CS 817: Foundations of Enterprise Information Systems (5 credits)
  • CS 821: Research and Writing V (3 credits)
  • CS 826: Research and Writing VI (3 credits)
  • CS 831: Research and Writing VII (3 credits)
  • CS 836: Research and Writing VIII (3 credits)
  • CS 841: Research and Writing IX (3 credits)
  • CS 846: Research and Writing X (3 credits)
  • CS 851: Research and Writing XI (3 credits)
  • CS 852: Information Assurance (5 credits)
  • CS 856: Research and Writing XII (3 credits)
  • CS 862: Foundations of Digital-Systems Security (5 credits)
  • CS 863: Enterprise Security Architecture (5 credits)
  • EIS 835: Security Management (5 credits)
  • EIS 815: Enterprise Tools, Concepts, and Processes (5 credits)
  • EIS 830: Governance, Quality, Compliance, and Ethics (5 credits)
  • MGMT 852: Enterprise Change, Innovation, and Future (5 credits)
  • Choose two from the following:
    • CS 842: Business Intelligence (5 credits)
    • CS 850: Networking and Security (5 credits)
    • CS 864: Applications Security (5 credits)
    • CS 865: Communications Security and Countermeasures (5 credits)
    • EIS 800: Strategy, Alignment, Portfolio Management (5 credits)
    • EIS 805: Enterprise Management Concepts (5 credits)
    • EIS 810: Managing, Planning, and Integrating EIS (5 credits)
    • EIS 820: Enterprise Architecture Technology (5 credits)
    • EIS 825: IT Service Management (5 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Doctor of Computer Science with a concentration in Information Assurance program can help students prepare for employment opportunities in research organizations, colleges and universities, and businesses and organizations with complex technology needs. Examples of positions graduates may be interested in could include:

  • Computer research scientist
  • Computer science professor
  • Software engineer
  • Software development manager

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.