7816 - Information Assurance

General

Program Title
Information Assurance
Degree Designation
MS
Program Level
Graduate
Instruction Mode
Online and On Campus
Program Description
The Master of Science in Information Assurance program is a joint development between the College of Business and the College of Science and Engineering through the Departments of Information Systems and Computer Networking Applications. The program is designed to prepare information assurance and security professionals to work in a wide variety of capacities both in management and technical fields, to support and protect the nation's information infrastructure, and conduct advanced research. Competencies will be developed in both management and technical areas such as policies, risk management, software system security, database security and network security.
Department(s)
Information Systems
College/School
Herberger Business School
Status
Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Possess at least an overall 2.75 GPA in your previous undergraduate and graduate records or possess a GPA of at least 2.75 in the last half of your undergraduate work. GRE or GMAT score is not required but recommended.

  • A baccalaureate degree in information systems, computer science, computer engineering, computer networking, telecommunication, or related programs is preferred.

  • BA/BS degree or higher in any field with two years of work experience in the information system field is also considered.

  • Previous undergraduate coursework related to database modeling, network structure/architecture, operating systems theory, statistics, discrete structures and one year of programming. Applicants with deficiencies in any of the above areas may be required to successfully complete one or more courses before receiving full admission to the program.

Notes

2.75

Graduate Plan A

Core: 30

Electives: IA 606, IA 612, IA 643, IA 673, IA 681

Research: Select 9 credits from one of the concentrations with approval of the program director. Information Management Concentration: IA 644, IA 659, IA 680, IA 683, IA 693, IS 559, CNA 574, IS 583, MBA 640. Networking Concentration: IA 644, IA 659, IA 680, CNA 540, CNA 551, CNA 573, CNA 574, CNA 585, CNA 601, CNA 650. Note: Either CNA 585 or CNA 601 (cannot count both in the program).

Graduate Plan B

Credits: IA 699

Comments: 33

Electives: IA 606, IA 612, IA 643, IA 673, IA 681

Research: Select 15 credits from one of the concentrations with approval of the program director. Information Management Concentration: IA 644, IA 659, IA 680, IA 683, IA 693, IS 559, CNA 574, IS 583, MBA 640. Networking Concentration: CNA 540, CNA 551, CNA 573, CNA 574, CNA 585, CNA 601, CNA 650. Note: Either CNA 585 or CNA 601 (cannot count both in the program).

Graduate Plan C

Comments: IA 697

Electives: IA 606, IA 612, IA 643, IA 673, IA 681

Research: Select 18 credits from one of the concentrations with approval of the program director. Information Management Concentration: IA 644, IA 659, IA 680, IA 683, IA 693, IS 559, CNA 574, IS 583, MBA 640. Networking Concentration: IA 644, IA 659, IA 680, IA 683, IA 693, CNA 540, CNA 551, CNA 573, CNA 574, CNA 585, CNA 601, CNA 650. Note: Either CNA 585 or CNA 601 (cannot count both in the program).

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

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