Online Information Security and Assurance Degree: Robert Morris University Online Information Security and Assurance Degree | Robert Morris University


The Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Security and Assurance online degree program at Robert Morris University prepares information technology professionals to recognize and combat information systems threats and vulnerabilities. The degree cultivates an appropriate knowledge of computer security, increasing the likelihood that the next generation of IT workers will have the background needed to design and develop systems that are engineered to be reliable and secure.

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Examples of employers: Bank of New York Mellon, PLS Logistics Services, Education Management Corporation, Robert Morris University, FedEx, Thomson Reuters, Internal Revenue Service, UPMC

Positions: Analyst, Educational Technology Specialist, Applications Manager, IT Security Specialist, Assistant Vice President, Network Administrator, Desktop Support Technician, Software Developer, Developer

The M.S. in Information Security and Assurance is a 30-credit, online degree program comprised of 21 credits of required courses and nine credits chosen from advanced communications and information systems electives.

Core Courses - 21 credits
INFS6210 Hardware and Operating Systems
INFS6231    Network Technology and Management (N+)
INFS6240   Database Management Systems
INFS6490   Computer Network Security
INFS6760   Information Technology Security, Control and Assurance
INFS6830   Secure Programming
INFS6840   Information Technology Governance

Specialization Electives - 9 credits
Choose three graduate-level courses from selected communications and information systems offerings.

It is estimated that over 70% of the world’s financial transactions are processed upon mainframe-based enterprise information systems, and they need to be secure. Thus, the fields of Information Security and Enterprise Systems are expected to continue a rapid rate of growth. In turn, the need for professionals with technical expertise in developing and managing secure mainframe-based enterprise information systems, managing large amounts of information and data, and dealing with all aspects of security continues to grow. This online program will prepare you to function successfully in these rapidly changing fields.

Faculty members in the School of Communications and Information Systems (SCIS) are recognized for their dedication to teaching, academic research, global understanding and professional experience. Our faculty regularly wins awards and accolades for excellence in teaching and research. As guides and mentors, they motivate students to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their field of study.


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