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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

MS in Technology - InfoSEC

Information Assurance & Security Concentration

Information Assurance & Security (InfoSec) is a cutting edge graduate concentration in the Master of Science in Technology program at Purdue School of Engineering and Technology Indianapolis. It provides a rigorous curriculum in cybersecurity and is focused on innovative education and research in this fast-paced and dynamic field. The MS program typically takes one and half years of full-time study to complete.

The InfoSec concentration is part of the National Security Agency (NSA) National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and in Information Assurance Research (CAE/IAE and CAE/R).

Careers in Information Assurance

Students will have the opportunity to become a student member of the Purdue CERIAS center and IU CACR center. Students also have the opportunity to work as research assistants in NSF-funded research and education projects.

Information Assurance has a promising career outlook in high demand in the global market. The annual salary expectations are much higher than MS students from other computer science, engineering, or technology programs.

Best pathway to PhD in CIT/ECE/CS at Purdue WL campus

M.S. students will be prepared to continue their studies in a PhD programs at Purdue University in CIS, ECE or CIT.

Plan of Study

The MS Tech in InfoSec concentration has two program options: Directed Project or Course-Only. The Directed Project option requires a minimum of 30 hours of coursework plus three credit hours of a Directed Project in the area of Information Assurance and Security.  The Course-Only option requires a minimum of 33 hours of coursework.

Both options require the completion of 3 MS TECH core courses as follows:

  • TECH 50700 Measurement and Evaluation in Industry and Technology
  • TECH 50800 Quality and Productivity in Industry and Technology
  • TECH 58100 Project Management

Both options also require fifteen (15) core credit hours in Information Assurance and Security as follows: 

  • CIT 55510 Network Security
  • CIT 51600 Database Security
  • CIT 52800 Information Security Risk Assessment
  • CIT 53200 Wireless Security & Technology
  • CIT 56200 Mobile and Network Forensics

Depending on your selected option, up to nine (9) credit hours of Electives are required.  Sample electives are:

  • ECE  Database Management and Design Techniques*
  • CIT 52200 Technology From a Global Perspective*
  • CIT 52600 Applied Data Analytics*
  • CIT 53500 Entrepreneurship in Information Technology*
  • CIT 55000 Organizational Impact on IT
  • CIT 55410 Management of IT Resources*
  • CIT 61800 Advanced Topics in Database*
  • ECE 62700 Introduction to Cryptography and Secure Communication
  • CSCI 55500 Cryptography
  • INFO B583 Security and Privacy Policies and Regulations in Healthcare
  • Or other graduate courses approved by academic advisors

* These courses may be offered under TECH 58100 Workshop in Technology until the course numbers are approved.

See Sample Plan of Study.

See the CIT Graduate Course Rotation and CIT Graduate Course Descriptions for more information.