University Catalog

Information Assurance and Information Systems

Chairperson:  Susantha Herath
Address:
443 Centennial Hall
Phone: 320.308.2174
Email: is@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/msia

MS in Information Assurance (30-33 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • 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.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 30
Core: IA 606, IA 612IA 643IA 673IA 681
Electives: Select 9 credits from one of the concentrations with approval of the program director. Information Management Concentration: IA 644IA 659IA 680IA 683, IA 693, IS 559, CNA 574, IS 583,  MBA 640MBA 634. Networking Concentration: IA 644, IA 659, IA 680, CNA 540CNA 551CNA 573, CNA 574CNA 585CNA 601CNA 650. Note: Either CNA 585 or CNA 601  (cannot count both in the program).
Research: IA 699

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 33
Core: IA 606, IA 612, IA 643, IA 673, IA 681
Electives: 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, MBA 634. 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).
Research: IA 697



BS in 5 Year BS/MS Track (141 - 144 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 3.10 or higher
  • Must have completed the 21 required undergraduate IS core credits.

Notes

  • In addition to the undergraduate core, students will complete an 18 credit graduate core, various elective requirements and plan requirements.
  • Only SCSU students enrolled in BSIS program are eligible for the 5-year M.S.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 141
Core: IA 606, IA 612, IA 643, IA 673, IA 681
Electives: 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, MBA 634. 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).
Research: IA 699

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 144
Core: IA 606, IA 612, IA 643, IA 673, IA 681
Electives: 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, MBA 634. 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).
Research: IA 697



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