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Computer Science - Information Security

James Madison University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
Duration
775 USD/credit
775 USD/credit
775 USD/credit
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About

The world of Computer Science - Information Security is one of rapid advances in technologies and laws. James Madison University's InfoSec helps working professionals stay ahead of the industry while never leaving home. 

Overview

The Computer Science - Information Security graduate program in computer science offered by James Madison University prepares highly skilled professionals with advanced expertise in creating and maintaining secure and reliable computing systems.  

This James Madison University concentration is offered in a remote, electronic distance-learning format that, while satisfying all requirements for the Master of Science program, is especially appropriate for people with professional interests in information security.

Students completing this concentration will also receive two NSA approved certificates: Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals and Information Systems Security Officers.

Mission

We are committed to providing a premier information security education that equips graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement, and maintain secure modern information infrastructures and systems.

Typically, candidates have prior degrees in Computer Science or ample work experience in the field. Although programming is not used extensively, students are required to write programs in some courses. In order to succeed in the program, candidates must have skills in the following areas:

  • C++
  • Computer Organization
  • Data Structures
  • Discrete Mathematics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics, Law and Policy in Cyberspace
  • Secure Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • Networking and Security
  • Cryptography: Algorithms and Applications
  • Computer Forensics

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement of goals
  • Resume
  • GRE is optional, but recommended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    775 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 775 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    775 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 775 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    775 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 775 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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