Master of Science in Information Technology: Information Assurance
Information Assurance (INFA) Specialization
The information assurance specification provides a thorough knowledge base for managers and technology professionals concerned with the design, development, implementation, operation, and management of secure information systems and with the protection of an organization's information assets. The specialization provides students with a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, network security, and computer forensics. The specialization also introduces students to the ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with information security. Laboratory exercises are included in some courses to enhance the learning experience.
The Master of Science program in Information Technology serves careers at the entry, mid-, or upper-level positions, depending upon the prior level of experience of the candidate.
- Chief Security Officers
- Security Managers
- Security Architects
- Security Administrators
- Security Officers
- Security Professionals
- Network Administrators
- Network Professionals
- System Administrators
- System Professionals
Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take COMM 600, Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3).
Core Required Courses
UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study
- ITEC 610 Information Technology Foundations (3)
- ITEC 620 Information Technology Infrastructure (3)
- ITEC 630 Information Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design (3)
- ITEC 640 Information Technology Project Management (3)
- TMAN 625 Economics and Financial Analysis for Technology Managers (3)
- ITEC 610 must be taken as one of the first two courses.
Information Assurance (INFA) Specialization Required Courses
- INFA 610 Computer Security, Software Assurance, Hardware Assurance, and Security Management (3)
- INFA 620 Network and Internet Security (3)
- INFA 630 Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention (3)
- INFA 640 Cryptology and Data Protection (3)
- INFA 650 Computer Forensics (3)
- INFA 660 Security Policy, Ethics, and the Legal Environment (3)
Capstone Course: INFA 670 Information Assurance Capstone (3)
Courses must be taken in the order listed above.
Note: Some course titles and numbers were revised beginning with the fall 2007 semester. If you began your program prior to fall 2007 and have chosen to follow the pre-fall 2007 curriculum, please refer to the pre-fall 2007 Study Plan to determine your degree requirements.