MS in Information Systems GMU

This program satisfies the dual needs of preparing graduates to (1) fill the need for information security and assurance professionals to work in a wide variety of capacities to protect the information systems of different types of organizations, and to support the nation’s information infrastructure and (2) conducting advanced research and in information security and assurance. Consequently, the degree provides technical knowledge and skills to understand information security, and provides specialized theoretical knowledge and experimental experience.

Mission: George Mason University is innovative and entrepreneurial in spirit and utilizes its multi-campus organization and location near our nation’s capital to attract outstanding faculty, staff and students. George Mason will: Educate the new generation of leaders for the 21st century—men and women capable of shaping a global community with vision, justice, and clarity. Encourage freedom of thought, speech, and inquiry in a tolerant, respectful academic setting that values diversity. Provide innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses of study that enable students to exercise analytical and imaginative thinking and make well-founded ethical decisions. Nurture and support a highly qualified and entrepreneurial faculty that is excellent at teaching, active in pure and applied research, capable of providing a broad range of intellectual and cultural insights, and is responsive to the needs of students and their communities. Maintain an international reputation for superior education and public service that affirms its role as the intellectual and cultural nexus among Northern Virginia, the nation, and the world. As amended by the Board of Visitors on February 4, 2009 Approved by the State Council of Higher Education on May 12, 2009


Four Core Courses for MS in Information Systems
1. INFS 612 Principles and Practices of Communication Networks
2. INFS 614 Database Management
3. INFS 622 Information Systems Analysis and Design
4. ISA 562 Information Security Theory and Practice

Highlighted Engineering Building

Highlighted Engineering Building


INFS 640 - Introduction to E-Commerce, class got canceled for Fall 2011


Room 4300, On The Fourth Floor Of The Long And Kimmy Nguyen Engineering Building
Fairfax, VA

General information

Students develop core competencies in operating systems and networks. They focus on the technical aspects of information security, examining ways to provide secure information processing systems by investigating operating systems security, distributed secure system architectures, database security, software applications security, security policies, applications security, network and distributed systems security, cryptography, and security protocols. Graduates are actively recruited by federal, state and local governments, private sector and academia. Typical employers include Internet-based, software and financial companies. All classes are scheduled in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate employed students. or Further Information Additional information on the program is available from the MS-ISA Student Advisor ([email protected])


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