Information Technology Assurance Administration (Master of Science, M.S.)
The Master of Science in Information Technology Assurance Administration (ITAA) program provides a broad technical understanding of current and evolving technologies in Information Assurance with an emphasis on applying concepts to business fundamental needs. The information assurance specification provides a thorough knowledge base for managers and technology professionals concerned with the design, development, implementation, operation, and management of secure information systems and with the protection of an organization’s information assets. The specialization provides students with a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, network administration and security, cryptography, etc. The specialization also introduces students to the ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with information security. Laboratory exercises are included in courses to enhance the learning experience.
- Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
- Completion of an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer information system, engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited undergraduate institution.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
- Application reviewed and approved by the ITAA Graduate Admissions Committee.
|CSC 500||Research Methods in Information Systems and Technology||3|
|CSC 520||Advance Networking and Network Administration||3|
|CSC 550||Applied Cryptography||3|
|CSC 605||Software Implementation and Integration||3|
|CSC 625||Network Information Systems Security||3|
|CSC 630||Database Management and Security||3|
|CSC 640||Applied E-Commerce||3|
|MAT 609||Technical Analysis for Decision Making||3|
|Select one from the following two options:||12|
Group A and two courses from B
Group C and two courses from either A and/or B
|Total Credit Hours||36|
|CSC 570||Ethical Hacking||3|
|CSC 580||Cloud Computing Security||3|
|COM 601||Professional and Organizational Communications||3|
|ETC 508||Technical Editing||3|
|or ETC 600||Technical Communications Theory and Practice|
|or ENG 540||Writing for Management and Supervision|
|ECO 607||Managerial Economics||3|
|EGT 530||Current Advancements in Engineering Technology||3|
|EGT 610||Advanced Engineering Technology||3|
|LAW 535||Introduction to Computer Forensics||3|
|LAW 635||Internet Commerce Fraud and Investigation||3|
|MGT 603||Organizational Theory||3|
|MIM 613||ERP Fundamentals||3|
|MKT 605||Strategic Marketing||3|
|PSY 600||User Experience Principles||3|
|PSY 610||User Experience Lab||3|
|CSC 694||Thesis Preparation||3|
|CSC 695||Professional Project/Thesis||3|
|To take CSC694 and CSC695, a student must submit a formal proposal that needs to be approved by the graduate faculty committee of ITAA.|
- Filing of an approved Application for Graduation.
- Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
- Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
- Students must complete one of the following approved capstone options:
- One Certification (approved by the ITAA program)
- Comprehensive Exam (covers relevant topics from the required courses)