Master of Science in Information Security - MSIS

Program Description
The Master of Science in Information Security offers an intensive graduate program that provides information technology professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge in security concepts such as access control, secure application development, business continuity planning, cryptography, e-commerce regulations, operational, physical, architectural security, telecommunications and network security. This curriculum will prepare students for careers as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Security Officer, and network forensic specialist. Upon completion of the program graduate students should be able to take the widely recognized Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. Additionally, this program will meet the requirements of the National Security Agency (NSA) Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) curriculum mandated by the Department of Defense for government employees involved in information security. 

Program Objectives
Keiser University’s Master of Science in Information Security program enables students to contribute to the Information Technology profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research.  At the conclusion of the program, master’s students will be able to:

  • Manage the use of information security methodologies in the practice of information assurance.
  • Evaluate comprehensive and relevant information security system hardware and software.
  • Assess the security needs of an enterprise information system and its applications to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of digital data.
  • Plan the use of network security using current cryptographic and access control technologies.
  • Create information security polices and disaster recovery procedures that conform to moral, legal and ethical standards.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Information Security degree must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours.  Transfer of graduate credits will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Thirty program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:

Master of Science in Information Security Major Courses (36.0 credit hours)
Required Major Core Courses - 30 credits


Operating Systems and Application Support (Program co-requisite)*

3.0 credit hours

Enterprise Information Systems and Networks

3.0 credit hours

Database Systems and Security

3.0 credit hours

Software Engineering

3.0 credit hours

Cryptography

3.0 credit hours

E-Discovery, network and Computer Forensics

3.0 credit hours

Capstone Project Information Security *

3.0 credit hours

Risk Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment

3.0 credit hours

Global Ecoomerce and Privacy Assurance

3.0 credit hours

Advanced Network Security

Survey of Computer Languages

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

Electives (Choose 6 credits):
Global E-Commerce and Privacy Assurance

3.0 credit hours

3.0 credit hours

3.0 credit hours


3.0 credit hours

Survey of Computer Languages

3.0 credit hours

E-Discovery, Network and Computer Forensics

3.0 credit hours

Risk Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment

3.0 credit hours