This program satisfies the dual needs of preparing graduates to

  • fill the need for cyber-security professionals to work in a wide variety of capacities to protect the information systems of different types of organizations, and to support the nation’s information infrastructure and
  • conduct advanced research in information security and assurance.

Consequently, the degree provides technical knowledge and skills to understand information security, and provides specialized theoretical knowledge and experimental experience. 

Graduates are actively recruited by federal, state and local governments, private sector and academia. Typical employers include Internet-based, software and financial companies.

See the short video below for an overview of the MS-ISA program!