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.

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.

Program Requirements

Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 30

Core: course, course, course, course, course.

Electives: Select 9 credits from one of the concentrations with approval of the program director. Information Management Concentration: course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course. Networking Concentration: course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course. Note: Either course or course (cannot count both in the program).

Research: IA 699

Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 33

Core: course, course, course, course, course.

Electives: Select 15 credits from one of the concentrations with approval of the program director. Information Management Concentration: course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course. Networking Concentration: course, course, course, course, course, course, course. Note: Either course or course (cannot count both in the program).

Research: IA 697

Option(s): Portfolio/Project
Credits: 36

Core: course, course, course, course, course.

Electives: Select 18 credits from one of the concentrations with approval of the program director. Information Management Concentration: course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course. Networking Concentration: course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course. Note: Either course or course (cannot count both in the program).

Research: 3 Cr. IA 680 or CNA 650

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Objective

Synthesize IA solutions and security policies for business enterprises, organizations and Homeland security.

Objective

Select and apply hardware and software tools to implement IA solutions and security policies.

Objective

Assess feasibility, and effectiveness of IA solutions and security policies.

Objective

Apply forensic techniques to prevent, detect and reconstruct security violations.

Objective

Present technical information and analysis in both oral and written forms.

Objective

Articulate ethical standards.

Degree Maps

Major Code

8135

Program Code

7816