Master of Science in Information Security Management


The Master of Science in Information Security Management (MS ISM) provides a master’s level exposure to the knowledge and skills required to protect an enterprise’s information assets, educating professionals in the fields of information security, governance of IT, and risk management. Please visit this page for a program overview and detailed information about required classes.

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of the MS ISM program are to:

  • Provide professional grounding in the eight domains of information security as articulated for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP): Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security,
  • Offer professional grounding in the four domains of information security management as articulated by ISACA (previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association): Information Security Governance, Information Risk Management and Compliance, Information Security Program Development and Management, Information Security Incident Management,
  • Deliver grounding in principles of enterprise management: Organizational Behavior, Management of Information Technology, and
  • Afford grounding in tools supporting security management: System and Network Administration, Analytics, Data Management.

Curriculum Information

The Master of Science with a major in Information Security Management is a 30-hour master’s program divided into ten, 3-credit hour required courses. Courses will primarily be delivered face-to-face with some expected and growing use of online, hybrid, and weekend scheduling.

Required courses for the degree include:

  • AIST 6510 - Information Systems Security I
  • AIST 6515 - Information Systems Security II
  • MGMT 6500 - Organizational Behavior
  • MINF 6353 - Principles Information Security Management
  • MINF 6355 - Information Security Policy Development
  • MINF 6357 - Information Risk Management
  • MINF 6359 - Legal Issues in Information Security
  • MINF 6361 - Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery
  • MINF 6620 - Management of Information Technology
  • QUAN 6600 - Business Analytics for Managers

Please see the Augusta University Catalog for the most recent curriculum information.

Admission Guidelines

Full admission information including requirements, deadlines and instructions are available via the Augusta University MS ISM Admissions page.

Contact Information

Markus Bacha, Academic Program Coordinator
Augusta University Cyber Institute
University Hall 127 (Summerville Campus)
706-729-2372
mbacha@augusta.edu