Brandeis University

Master of Science in Information Assurance


415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Information Assurance

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Now, more than ever, governments and all types of industries require methodologies, techniques and disaster-recovery plans to protect cyberspace and global information. Information assurance emphasizes strategic risk management over tools and tactics. It covers a broad range of topics, including reliability, and governance issues such as privacy, compliance, audits, business continuity and disaster recovery. The Information Assurance program in the Division of Graduate Professional Studies addresses the growing need for information security professionals that possess a balance of analytical skills and business acumen. The program is unique in its emphasis on the policy, management and technology aspects of information security and risk management. Graduates with a Master of Science in Information Assurance are prepared to: Assess risks to the security of proprietary information in an organization. Understand the technical, organizational and human factors associated with these risks. Evaluate information technology tools designed to protect against threats facing organizations. Assess the impact of security policies on existing complex systems and organizational objectives while simultaneously considering regulatory requirements and compliance. Oversee the information assurance life cycle of an organization, including planning, acquisition, development and evolution of secure infrastructures.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: A variety of loan programs, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the TERI Continuing Education Loan, may be available to Graduate Professional Studies students who meet this criteria.

Locale: Small City

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