M.S. Information Technology Administration and Security

The IT Administration and Security program takes a balanced approach to software and hardware applications and their conceptual underpinnings, offering an array of specializations that prepare students to assume leadership roles as IT-administration managers, enterprise-application administrators, and database, network, security and web services administrators.

Summary

The IT Administration and Security program educates students in the concepts, principles, techniques and practices needed to administer a modern IT environment and its security.  Students will gain extensive practical experience doing IT administration. Security will be a component of core courses in addition to a specific security course. Those who complete the program will be well prepared to play leadership roles as database, network, security and web services administrators, as enterprise application administrators and IT administration managers.

Students in the M.S. IT Administration & Security degree program will learn a wide range of leadership and management skills in addition to the following skills: 
 • Network systems design, management and security.
 • Network services administration.
 • Wireless networks security and administration.
 • Database administration and management.
 • Auditing for computer security and information systems.
 • Internet and higher-layer protocols.

Core Faculty

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Deek, Fadi

Provost and Senior Executive Vice President

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Halper, Michael H.

IT Program Director

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IT Program Director, Information Technology Program
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Hoover, Amy K.

Assistant Professor

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Hoover, Amy K.
Assistant Professor, informatics
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Kehoe, Michael D.

Manager of CoAD Computing Resources

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Kehoe, Michael D.
Manager of CoAD Computing Resources, CoAD / NST
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Kettering, Joan M.

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Kettering, Joan M.
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Mchugh, James

Prof Computer Science IT Program Director Emeritus

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Mchugh, James
Prof Computer Science IT Program Director Emeritus, Computer Science Department
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Nersesian, Eric W.

University Lecturer

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Nersesian, Eric W.
University Lecturer, Informatics
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Senesy, Stanley J., Jr.

Senior University Lecturer

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Senior University Lecturer, Information Technology Program
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Sequeira, Marc T.

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Statica, Robert

Sr. University Lecturer & CIP Director

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Statica, Robert
Sr. University Lecturer & CIP Director, Information Technology Program
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Watrous-Deversterre, Lori L.

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Watrous-Deversterre, Lori L.
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Advisement

Jonathan Smitherson

Halper, Michael H.

IT Program Director

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IT Program Director, Information Technology Program
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