Information Assurance (M.S.)

Information Assurance (M.S.)

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Requirements and Details

Program
Requirements

Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.

A baccalaureate degree in information systems, computer science, computer engineering, computer networking, telecommunication or related programs is preferred. A baccalaureate degree or higher in any field with two years of work experience in the information systems field is also considered. 

Lack of an information systems or computer science background is usually not a major concern, since prerequisite courses are available if needed. 

A background in the sciences and mathematics is essential.

Strong communication skills, verbal and written are needed for coursework demands.

Fully-qualified applicants will have one year of programming experience and have taken courses that cover the following topics:

  • Database modeling
  • Network structure/architecture
  • Operating systems theory
  • Discrete structures
  • Statistics