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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. 

The MS ISM program 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.


Goals and Objectives

The MS ISM Program is designed 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.
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