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The degree, an interdisciplinary program offered by the Volgenau School of Engineering, the School of Business, and the Schar School of Policy and Government, prepares professionals for the challenges of modern computerized information systems that have become increasingly complex and vulnerable to cyber-attacks, resulting in a significant number of government regulations. Consequently, those responsible for the safe, secure, and efficient operation of such systems need to grasp their technical aspects and be familiar with both the principles of management and the public policy impact of regulatory and organizational decisions.


All students must have graduate standing.  Non-degree student status is not available. 

Full eligibility and admission requirements can be viewed online.

Banner Code: BU-MS-MSIS

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 36

Required Courses

MSEC 510Foundations of Cyber Security2
MSEC 511Security Practices in the Enterprise2
MSEC 520Networking Principles2
MSEC 620Networking Security2
MSEC 630Secure Information System Governance, Regulation, and Compliance2
MSEC 641Enterprise Security Threats1
MSEC 642Enterprise Security Technologies2
MSEC 650Seminar: Enterprise Security Case Studies1
PUBP 610Organizations, Management, and Work: Theory and Practice2
PUBP 611Critical Infrastructure Protection in Theory, Policy and Practice2
MSIS 611Leadership and Change Management2
MSIS 614Financial and Cost Accounting2
MSIS 620Economics of Technology Management2
MSIS 635Decision Models and Methods2
MSIS 643Managerial Finance2
MSIS 747Enterprise Information Security Audit2
MSIS 735Capstone Project3
or MSEC 720 Capstone Project in Management of Secure Information Systems
MSIS 750Global Practices in Security of Information Systems3
or MSEC 710 Global Residency
Total Credits36