30 semester hours
The Master of Science in Information Systems and Security is designed to prepare information technology professionals to assume executive technical management positions, such as Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, or Chief Security Officer. The Information Systems and Security degree includes Information Systems and Information Assurance. The Information Systems curriculum consists of an in-depth study of database management systems, systems analysis and design, telecommunications and networking, and information systems platforms from the perspective of systems management. The Information Assurance curriculum covers principles of information assurance (IA) and security, IA planning and management, IA assessment, and Internet security architectures.
The course requirements of the program include 15 hours of Information Systems courses and 15 hours in Information Assurance and Security.
The MS in Information Systems and Security is offered in an online format, but Computer Information Systems and Security faculty members are available for individual or group consultation with students throughout each academic term.
Admission Application Requirements:
In addition to the requirements for graduate admission into Our Lady of the Lake University, applicants will provide:
- An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in a technical discipline
- A grade point average of at least 3.0 for cumulative undergraduate work or 3.2 in the major field (technical discipline) of study
- A satisfactory score (as determined by the CISS graduate faculty) on either the GRE or GMAT
Conditional Admission to the MS in Information Systems and Security Program
Applicants not meeting the above requirements may be admitted conditionally on a case by case basis. Applicants whose baccalaureate degree is not in a related technical discipline may be admitted conditionally pending completion of a foundatin course (CISS 6600-Fundamentals in Information System Technology) or equivalent undergraduate coursework. The Computer Information Systems and Security department reserves the right to limit enrollment in the MS in Information Systems and Security program, therefore meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee immediate admission to the program.