Information Assurance

A National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education

information assurance


The Ph.D. in Information Assurance is designed for individuals with experience in information assurance/information security. Successful applicants will have a master's degree in information assurance (or closely associated degree) from a current CAE or master's in computer science, information technology, or information systems with some coursework in information security fundamentals. Additionally, students should have professional experience in information security and have a strong research potential in the areas of information security.

Alternatively, College of Engineering and Computing master's students in information security may apply for early admission into the Ph.D. in Information Assurance. This option provides the opportunity to earn the Ph.D. in a shorter time. . In addition to the requirements specified in the section Early Admission into the Ph.D. Program of the Graduate Catalog, master’s students in information security must complete all six ISEC-prefixed core courses in the program and their prerequisites (CISC 640 and 650, and MSIT 630).

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