Master of Science with a Major in Information Security Management

MS with a major In Information Security Management

Application Deadlines (Spring and Fall 2020): 

Spring Entry -- November 1, 2019
Fall Entry -- May 1, 2020  *EXTENDED to June 19* 

Application Fee (non-refundable):  $55



Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

- All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.

- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at

MS ISM Admission Requirements

(Spring and Fall 2020 Entry Terms)

Minimum Degree Requirement
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.

Official Transcripts
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: JosefSilny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.

Letters of Recommendation
Recommendations (which include a reference form and letter of recommendation) from three individuals are required. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant's prior academic (usually college professors), employment or research experience and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected.

Recommendations can be submitted online only. Within the application, you will provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals you have asked to serve as your recommenders. Once your application is submitted, each recommender will receive an email notification directing them to the online site where they can complete their recommendation. To change a recommender after the application has been submitted, log into your ApplyWeb (CollegeNet) account and make updates. Status updates of your recommenders' submissions will be provided to you directly from ApplyWeb (CollegeNet).

Standardized Test Requirements
Official test scores are required. GMAT, GRE, DAT or MCAT scores will be accepted if less than five years old. Official exam scores must be submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.
GRE scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS). The institution code for submission of GRE scores to Augusta University is 5406. Please do not select a department code. GMAT scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University’s Office of Academic Admissions directly from the official MBA website. Please request and send your official scores to Augusta University - James M. Hull College of Business - MBA, Full Time/Part Time.

The standardized exam requirement may be waived for individuals meeting one or more of the requirements below:

- An earned terminal degree (PhD, MD, DMD, JD, etc.)

- An earned master’s degree in a relevant field

- An earned bachelor’s degree in a technology related field (e.g., computer science and information technology) with a GPA of 2.8 or higher

- An earned bachelor’s degree in a technology related field (e.g., computer science and information technology) with 2+ years of relevant work experience in a related field

- Relevant advanced military occupation specialty (e.g., 255S, 35D)

- Documentation stating the successful completion of a relevant advanced security certification (e.g., CISSP, CISM)

- Documentation stating the successful completion of relevant advanced coursework (e.g., SANS courses).

To be considered for a waiver, please submit a letter of request highlighting the appropriate justification above.

TOEFL Requirements
(if applicable)
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English.  The TOEFL exam must be taken within 2 years of the date of application.The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

The minimum scores are:
- 213 computer-based
- 79 internet-based
- 550 paper-based (PBT; prior to October 2017)
- No minimum for the revised paper delivered test (PDT; October 2017 and later)

Program Specific Requirements

Resume or CV
Must include date of most current revision. Applicants must submit a current resume to

Admission Recommendations
MS ISM students are expected to have a strong working knowledge of networking and security. Students with undergraduate technology related degrees and work experience are expected to benefit the most from this program. For more information and guidance please contact Markus Bacha at or 706-729-2372. Ideally, students should have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher and either a GMAT score of 500 or higher or a GRE score of 300 or higher. However, students will be evaluated holistically based on all application material and the aforementioned numbers should not be considered a minimum.

Proof of Lawful Presence 
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.

Testing and Disability Services  
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.

  • While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change.
  • Please check with The Graduate School for recent updates.
  • Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.
  • Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.