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).
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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.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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You need the following GPA score:
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.
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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.
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