M.S. in Information Security and Assurance

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Masters Aeronautical Science

Complex, emerging threats to information quality and security make it difficult to protect a company’s profits, performance and reputation. Add to this a scarcity of high-level leaders who grasp both the technical and business aspects of information assurance, and we face the prospect of a perfect storm of information risks.

That’s why Embry-Riddle has created this Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA) degree for professionals who aspire to leadership positions in the information security arena. Curriculum is offered through the College of Business and focuses on the technology and business aspects of how information security drives enterprise-wide strategy and success. A degree specializations is available in Information Systems Security.

The MSISA is delivered with an interdisciplinary approach that makes the learning applicable to any industry. Choose this degree if you strive to excel as a strong decision maker driving enterprise-wide policies.

MSISA Program Notes:

1)  It is strongly suggested that MISA 501 and then MISA 502 be the first two courses a student takes in their degree program. Many other classes build on this knowledge.



Information Security & Assurance Core
MISA 501Assured Business Systems: Managing and Protecting the Information Systems Enterprise3
MISA 502Risk Management and Business Continuity3
MISA 503Informatics: Security Implications of Cross-Disciplinary Computing3
MISA 504Enterprise Systems Architectures for Information Assurance3
MISA 505Incident Management and Information Forensics3
MISA 506Cyber Law, Cyber Compliance, and Information Assurance3
MISA 507Quality Management for Information Assurance3
Total Credits21


Specialization 12
Specializations: Choose any 12 credit hour College of Business Common Specialization

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Total Degree Requirements33

Estimated Cost of Attendance