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    Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University 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 (ISM) is a 30-hour master’s program consisting of three core courses, a choice of a technical or managerial track, and two crosscutting courses. Students have the flexibility of choosing a track and still taking several courses from the other track. The managerial track is grounded in the eight domains of information security as articulated for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Program Contact
Dr. James Smith
Admissions Information

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

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • 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.
Program Information
Program Length: 5 Years
CIP Code: 11.1003
Program Code: 1MS-ISM
Major Code: ISM

Select one of the following tracks:

Technical Track: 15 Hours

Management Track: 15 Hours

Total Hours for Degree: 30 Hours

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