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What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Information Systems and Assurance is a 33 credit hour, customized program that combines the interdisciplinary fields of Information Systems and Information Assurance. The program is targeted for students with an undergraduate degree in:

Business

Accounting

Computer Science (CS) or computer-related engineering

Information systems (IS)

information technology (IT)

Demand for IS and IA skills is strong due organizations' dependence on information technology and the need to secure information systems and data. Types of firms and organizations that hire MS-ISA graduates include law enforcement, national labs, financial services, Fortune 500 companies, educational and healthcare organizations, and Federal, state, local, and tribal governments.

Areas of Study Offered

Cyber security and Information Assurance

Data Analytics (Big Data)

Database Management and Warehousing

Fraud, White Collar Crime and Digital & Financial Forensics

Information System Acquisition, Development and Management

System & Network Administration and Security

Which department am I in?

Anderson School of Management

Study options

Full Time (32 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,909.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Anderson School of Management

1922 Las Lomas NE,

ALBUQUERQUE,

New Mexico,

87131, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Earned degree that is the equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor degree. Minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a U.S. 4.0 scale or comparable grade point average in upper-division (junior and senior level) university course work and in any graduate work already completed.

For international students

  • Completed bachelor's degree.
  • At least 30 credit hours of undergraduate or graduate courses in management, accounting, information systems, computer science, computer-related engineering, or a combination thereof.
  • Proficiency in English language professional communication demonstrated by undergraduate courses, professional experience, or both. Students who lack proficiency may be admitted provisionally with completion of one or two undergraduate professional communication courses selected by the faculty advisor or admission committee in the first two semesters. The courses must be completed with grades of "B" or better.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 credit hours of college course work, including any post-baccalaureate work.
  • A score equal to or greater than 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score that is equal to or greater than 500 on the quantitative section and a score equal to or greater than 500 on the verbal section.

Other English language requirements: TOEFL – 550 PBT, CBT 213; Graduate PTE Academic – 53. The CPE or CAE test may also be accepted with a satisfactory score of C.

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission: May 1st (International)

Spring Admission: October 1st

Summer Admission: March 1st (International)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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