M.S. in Information Assurance

M.S. in Information Assurance Program

In Northeastern’s Master of Science in Information Assurance program, students take courses tailored to their backgrounds. Students with social science and other backgrounds strengthen their technical skills, and those with prior technical experience add to their understanding of the context in which they will apply technology. All students learn about the key issues in information security and how technology can help resolve them.

Financial Aid

Eligible students may be considered for financial aid. Provisional, special, and other students are not eligible for scholarships.

Scholarship Programs

Two scholarship programs that provide full-tuition and stipend are available to qualified U.S. citizens:

Dean’s Scholarship Program

The Dean’s Scholarship Program covers tuition according to the following guidelines:

  • Full-time students are eligible for a graduate tuition scholarship of up to one-third of tuition. The maximum dollar amount may not exceed the tuition charged for 4 semester hours in each term of full-time registration.
  • Part-time students are eligible for a graduate tuition scholarship of up to one-quarter of their tuition. The maximum dollar amount may not exceed the tuition charged for 2 semester hours in each term of part-time registration.

For detailed information, contact the Office of Student Financial Services, 354 Richards Hall, 617.373.3190.

Student Testimonials

“The professors are not just scholars, they’re also practitioners in the industry. They teach you how to directly apply the foundations of security, information assurance, and risk management to the workplace through policies and technology.” 
-John Wunder, MSIA’08-
Senior Software Systems Engineer
MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts

“The program helped me find a dynamic field that interests me. I wanted to take away hard skills to become a practitioner in information security, and the program prepared me very well. It also has helped me think about technical aspects while keeping in mind that policy and human behavior influence technical solutions.”
-Samuel Jenkins, MSIA’12-
U.S. Government Security Analyst
Washington, DC

Companies that employ MSIA graduates

Cigital EMC Corporation
IBM MITRE Corporation
Raytheon United States Air Force
United States Army United States Department of Justice
United States Navy United States/NSA

Click here for a full listing of employers.

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