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    Jul 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog 
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science with a Major in Information Security Management

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Program Overview

The Master of Science with a major in Information Security Management is a 30-hour master’s program consisting of eight three-credit hour core courses and two three credit-hour capstone courses. The capstone gives students a choice of two research courses or two project courses. This program will provide professional grounding in the eight domains of information security as articulated for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP): Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security.

Program Contact
Dr. Mark Harris
Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • Courses are primarily offered online with some in-person options.  Courses that meet in-person meet in the evening to accommodate non-traditional students. 
  • Satisfactory progress toward a degree requires that a student maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for all courses attempted. A minimum grade of C must be earned for each course and students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of graduation. All requirements for the ISM degree must be completed within five consecutive years.
  • Any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 is placed on academic probation. While on probation, the student must earn a minimum of 3.0 each grading period until the cumulative GPA is raised to at least 3.0. Students who fail to earn at least a 3.0 during a semester they are on probation shall be recommended for academic dismissal from The Graduate School.
  • Where circumstances warrant, a student being considered for dismissal under the provisions of this policy may be permitted to continue as a student on probation. Failure to earn 3.0 GPA or higher in a semester when a student is on their second approved probation will result in a second and final dismissal from the program.

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