University of Alabama - Huntsville

Interdisciplinary Programs

Master of Science in Information Assurance & Security


301 Sparkman Drive

EB 131

Huntsville, AL 35899

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security (MSIAS)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSIAS degree is a unique program in that it is an interdisciplinary program of study among three colleges, Business Administration, Engineering and Computer Science. Due to this collaboration between the colleges, students will be exposed to a diversified core curriculum with a choice of 3 different elective tracks; having in-depth curriculum in their track while gaining familiarity in the other two. Upon graduation students will be able to perform: Cyber Security Analysis of vulnerabilities and threats to network environments, Network Penetration Testing, Auditing for Certification & Accreditation, and Technical Project Management in Information Technology. Students will also be able to integrate the business and scientific underpinnings of information technology trends related to the System Development Life Cycle and understand the federal, state & local statutory requirements associated with Information Security through the Information Assurance Technical Framework (IATF).


The University of Alabama in Huntsville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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