Master of Science in Information Assurance
College of Computer and Information Science

Master of Science in Information Assurance Overview

Program Name Master of Science in Information Assurance
College Name College of Computer and Information Science
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester,
Summer Semester
Credits Required for Graduation 32 Semester Hours
Tuition 2014-2015 Tuition
ApplicationApply | View Admissions Requirements
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With cyber attacks accelerating, there is an acute shortage of trained information assurance professionals and an escalating need for their skills. Northeastern University’s interdisciplinary Master of Science in Information Assurance program provides the critical knowledge you need to protect an organization’s information assets and systems, make strategic decisions about information security issues including identity theft, computer viruses, and electronic fraud, and provide leadership in these and other strategic efforts. Elective concentrations allow you to customize your program to meet your organization’s need and your professional goals.

Program Objectives

  • Build core knowledge surrounding computer system security and network practices
  • Plan and implement security strategies to reduce risk and enhance protection of information assets and systems
  • Understand legal and ethical issues associated with information security, privacy, and digital rights.
  • Enhance communication skills for effective interaction with corporate management on IA-related issues

ALIGN Master’s Degree Program

Interested in our Information Assurance Program but think your background might not be a match? Consider our ALIGN program. Created specifically to prepare bachelor’s degree holders for high-demand industries, regardless of their experience or undergraduate major, ALIGN offers custom curricula in hybrid formats on all our campuses and includes the benefits of our co-op experience and Northeastern’s global network. To learn more, visit our ALIGN website.

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