Computer and Information Security, PhD-BA

Computer and Information Security Specialization

The Computer and Information Security PhD specialization responds to the demand for computer security professionals trained in cyber-terrorism, computer forensics and computer security. You will explore best practices for forensic investigations and evidence handling, federal and state privacy, intellectual property, search and seizure process and cyber-crime laws, while studying current techniques in data preservation, identification and extraction, and perform forensic analysis of systems using popular examination tool kits. With a PhD in Computer and Information Security you gain the skills and knowledge to serve as a researcher or business leader for security initiatives or to work in academia.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PHD-BA 60 20 45 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop business knowledge based on a synthesis of current theory
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about theories, applications, and perspectives related to business
  • Evaluate business practices that positively impact society
  • Evaluate the relationship between the global environment and business decisions
  • Formulate solutions to problems identified in extant business research

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