College: Computer & Information Science, Engineering
Degree(s) Offered: MS, PhD
Study Options: Part Time, Full Time, Online
Information Assurance (IA) concerns the protection of information systems by ensuring data privacy and integrity, user authenticity, and legitimate use of system resources. IA professionals understand the relationship between information technology and people, systems, society, policy, and law. This interdisciplinary Master of Science and PhD program are offered jointly by the College of Computer and Information Science, the College of Engineering and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and are the only such programs in New England. The National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security have jointly designated the University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research and Education. Graduates can expect to work in federal, state and local government agencies as well as commercial and financial organizations. The DoD Information Assurance Scholarship Program, as well as the NSF Cyber Service Scholarship Program, is available to full-time students with concentrated studies in information assurance and cyber security.
College of Computer and Information Science
West Village H
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115