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Information Security, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #34 (WUR) , GA,
Cybersecurity is no longer just a computer programmer’s problem. It touches multiple disciplines, careers, and nearly all aspects of society – from public policy to energy management to product design. In a time when connected devices could outnumber humans, there is an urgent need for 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals who can solve a multitude of challenges.

About

The MS in Information Security degree is a full- or part-time (day) program. It provides students with the theoretical understanding and skills they need to be leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the concepts, techniques, methods, and policies for ensuring the security of information.

All students will receive a common grounding by taking courses in a fixed core. These courses will provide the students with a foundational knowledge of current information security theory and practice. Subsequent focused concentrations will then allow students to pursue either a primarily technical path or a policy path.

This Information Security program is offered by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Testimonials from successful graduates

The Information Security degree provides students with background and insight into important elements before concentrating on either the technical specifics or policy issues of information security. These unique, interdisciplinary strengths of computing and policy are at the core of our Information Security degree program. The general knowledge aspects of the program touch on the impact of information security on our lives, private citizens' concern for privacy, information security risks to business and government, and the impact of laws and public policy.

The technical concentration examines the dimensions of providing security for information processing systems, including secure operating systems and applications, network security, cryptography, and security protocols.

The policy concentration focuses on the many non-technical possibilities of information processing and security, including domestic and international policy processes, organizational routines and innovation, risk perception, industry-government relations, and the constitutional framework for governmental actions.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Network Management
  • Software Development Process
  • Software Architecture and Design
  • Software Analysis & Testing
  • Introduction to Enterprise Computing
  • Programming Languages
  • Database Systems Concepts and Designs
  • Advanced Internet Computing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Software Design, Implementation, & Evaluation
  • Internetworking Architecture and Protocols
  • Networked Applications & Services
  • Reliable, Secure Computer Architectures
  • Cellular and Mobile Network Security
  • Mobile Applications and Services with IMS
  • Mobile Applications and Services
  • Software Security
  • Computer Network Security

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    160

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    160

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • An undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Completion of the online application.
  • Receipt of three recommendation letters
  • Scores from the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required. Applicant scores are expected to be at least 160 in Verbal, 160 in Quantitative, and 3.5 in the Analytical sections before the applicant is considered for admission to the Information Security program.
  • The desirable minimum GPA is 3.5 (4-point scale) or 8.75 (10-point scale), though most candidates score higher.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for candidates from non-English speaking countries who have not studied in the United States for at least one year. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1191 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1191 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1191 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1191 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    575 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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