The doctor of science in information assurance (DSc) degree program is designed as a predominately online program to attract professionals employed full-time that are seeking professional education that will allow them to perform as senior leaders, program developers and policy makers in the IA field. Working professionals in local, regional, state, and federal government organizations (or non-profit, trade, and professional organizations and private industry with a focus on information security); graduates already who possess bachelor's and master's degrees from accredited colleges with related majors like computer science, information technology, information assurance, homeland security, computer engineering, etc.; military personnel and veterans who work in a homeland security or an information assurance-related field are encouraged to apply.
When they graduate, doctoral students will be able to conduct research as a foundation for executive action, demonstrate innovation and creativity as it relates to the strategic performance of an agency or organization, make innovative and practical contributions to the IA body of knowledge, and apply a local, national, and global perspective to the decision-making process. DSc graduates can expect to be hired into senior leadership positions in industry, government and academia, and will be able to create and manage unique solutions for any information assurance challenges that may arise. They will be well prepared to lead local, national or global organizations in IT-related fields and provide expert guidance for the protection of information assets.