MS Information Security

The application deadline for MS in Information Security is February 1st.

The College of Computing, in collaboration with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts, offers a Master of Science (MS) in Information Security (InfoSec). The program operates in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), a National Security Agency Center of Excellence in Information Assurance.

The MS in Information Security degree is a full- or part-time (day) program and is also available via a distance learning format. It provides students with the theoretical understanding and skills they need to be leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the concepts, techniques, methods, and policies for ensuring the security of information.

All students will receive a common grounding by taking courses in a fixed core. These courses will provide the students with a foundational knowledge of current information security theory and practice. Subsequent focused concentrations will then allow students to pursue either a primarily technical path or a policy path.

Testimonials from successful graduates

The Information Security degree provides students with background and insight into important elements before concentrating on either the technical specifics or policy issues of information security. These unique, interdisciplinary strengths of computing and policy are at the core of our Information Security degree program. The general knowledge aspects of the program touch on the impact of information security on our lives, private citizens' concern for privacy, information security risks to business and government, and the impact of laws and public policy.

The technical concentration examines the dimensions of providing security for information processing systems, including secure operating systems and applications, network security, cryptography, and security protocols.

The policy concentration focuses on the many non-technical possibilities of information processing and security, including domestic and international policy processes, organizational routines and innovation, risk perception, industry-government relations, and the constitutional framework for governmental actions.

Students must apply to the Master's Program in Information Security through the College of Computing.

If this kind of work interests you and fits with your career aspirations, why not go ahead and apply?