Information Technology Assurance Administration (Master of Science, M.S.)

Dr. Yipkei Kwok, Program Director
itaa@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4288
www.missouriwestern.edu/itaa

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.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.
Program Requirements
CSC 520Advance Networking and Network Administration3
CSC 550Applied Cryptography3
CSC 570Ethical Hacking3
CSC 580Cloud Computing Security3
CSC 590Information Technology Project Management3
CSC 615Routing and Switching3
CSC 625Network Information Systems Security3
CSC 630Database Management and Security3
CSC 635Software and Computer Security3
CSC 650Information Assurance3
MAT 609Technical Analysis for Decision Making3
Total Credit Hours33

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing of an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
  4. Acquire an industrial certificate. (Appropriate certificates are determined by the ITAA faculty)