Master of Science Information Assurance and Cyber Security Online

Full-time students can complete this course work in four semesters by taking two courses per semester. Degree candidates can choose to take more courses per semester, but the courses selected for credit toward the degree must remain within the program guidelines. A GPA of 3.0 is required for matriculation.

Required Courses (2 courses)

Complete all of the following courses:

IA5010 Foundations of Information Assurance 4 semester hours
IA7900 Capstone Project 4 semester hours

Technical Track Electives

Complete at least two of the following courses:

IA5120 Applied Cryptography 4 semester hours
IA5130 Computer System Security 4 semester hours
IA5150 Network Security Practices 4 semester hours
IA6120 Software Security Practices 4 semester hours

Contextual Track Electives

Complete at least two of the following courses:

IA5200 Security Risk Management and Assessment 4 semester hours
IA5210 Information System Forensics 4 semester hours
IA5240 Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics and Digital Rights 4 semester hours
IA5250 Decision Making in Critical Infrastructure 4 semester hours

Additional Course Elective

With approval from the Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cyber Security program director, courses from computer science, criminal justice, engineering, and business administration that are available online can also be accepted as electives. (Please note: All of the following non-IA electives are currently available only on-campus).

Examples of elective courses are:

IA5976 Directed Study 4 semester hours
IA5978 Independent Study 4 semester hours
IA5984 Research 4 semester hours
IA8982 Readings 4 semester hours
CRIM7224 Law and Psychology 4 semester hours
CRIM7252 White Collar Crime 4 semester hours
CRIM7242 Terrorism and International Crime 4 semester hours
CS5500 Managing Software Development 4 semester hours
CS5600 Computer Systems 4 semester hours
CS5200 Database Management Systems 4 semester hours
CS5700 Fundamentals of Computer Networking 4 semester hours
CS6740 Network Security 4 semester hours
CS6770 Software Vulnerabilities and Security 4 semester hours
CS6540 Foundations of Formal Methods and Software Analysis 4 semester hours
MGMT6215 Strategic Security Management 4 semester hours

Total Required Semester Hours = 32

Quick Info

  • 32 semester hours
  • $45,120. total tuition
    (based on 2015-2016 tuition rate)
  • Full-time semesters to completion: 4
  • Part-time semesters to completion: Up to 8


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