Completion of the MS program requires 10 courses (30 credits). To provide the necessary background and fundamentals of information systems security and assurance, the program has three core courses that are required of all students:
- INFS 612 Principles and Practice of Communication Networks OR
CS 555 Computer Communications and Networking
- ISA 562 Information Security: Theory and Practice
- ISA 656 Network Security
To provide students with further depth in information security, the program requires that a student select one of two concentrations - Network and Systems Security or Applied Cyber Security. Students fulfill the requirements of a concentration by completing five advanced graduate courses in the concentration area.
For additional information on the degree requirements of the MS in ISA:
- The MS ISA section of the Mason Catalog is the official source for the degree requirements of the program.
- These slides from the orientation for new MS students provide an overview of the program, as well as additional useful information.
- The web pages for current MS ISA students include more detailed information on the coursework and requirements of the program
- For information on the admissions requirements for the MS-ISA program, see this web page.
- For answers to FAQs, see this web page