MS in Information Systems GMU

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.


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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