M.Sc. Online

Information Assurance and Security

12 months
728 USD/credit 21840 USD/year
728 USD/credit 21840 USD/year
320 USD/credit 9600 USD/year
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You know that information is a valuable commodity, and that the protection of information is a rapidly expanding field. The Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security degree at Sam Houston State University prepares you for a professional career in commercial, industrial and governmental information assurance.


Key facts

After graduating Information Assurance and Security at Sam Houston State University, you will utilize knowledge and methods to ensure the protection of corporate information resources, be able to effectively harden and secure network systems, prevent network damage, perform risk assessment and plan for disaster recovery. 

Learning outcomes

This degree is open to you if you have completed an undergraduate Computer Science or Management Information Systems major or minor, or if you have a baccalaureate degree in a related technical field and appropriate professional experience.

Why choose the SHSU Information Assurance and Security M.S. Program?

  • Career Networking. Learn alongside students who typically hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, Management Information Systems, or another quantitative area.
  • Earning Potential: Qualify for a pay increase for earning this advanced degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Operating System Security
  • Database Security
  • Organizational System Security
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Principle and Policy in Information Assurance
  • Directed Management and Development Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  • Up-to-date Resume
  • Official GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant's qualification for graduate study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 320 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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