Information Assurance
College of Computer and Information Science

Information Assurance Overview

Program Name Master of Science in Information Assurance
College Name College of Computer and Information Science
Entry Terms Fall: September 3, 2014
Spring: Jan 12, 2014
Credits Required for Graduation 32 Semester Hours
Tuition 2014-2015 Tuition
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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 

To learn more about our MS Information Assurance: listen to faculty member Dr. Themis Papageorge speak about curriculum, our delivery model, and what to expect as an MS Information Assurance student at Northeastern University – Seattle. 

>> CLICK HERE to listen to our Virtual Information Session and to learn more about our MS Information Assurance (the MS Information Assurance portion begins at minute 43:40).

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 and includes the benefits of our co-op experience and Northeastern’s global network. To learn more about our ALIGN program offerings and campus locations, visit our ALIGN website.