Requirements for Graduate Students in Information Assurance with a Home Department of Mathematics
A student whose home department is Mathematics who wishes to earn an M.S. in Information Assurance must accumulate 30 acceptable credits, with at least 22 of these earned in residence. The total of 30 credits must include at least 12 hours of 500 - 600 level mathematics courses, excluding Math 599 and Math 699. Each student must elect a thesis or non-thesis masters program. For the thesis program, 4 - 6 credits of Math 699 may be included in the 30 hours. The non-thesis program requires a creative component including a formal paper appropriate to Information Assurance. Three credits of Math 599 may be included in the 30 credits for the creative component; these credits must be identified on the program of study.
Core course requirements:
The Program of Study must include the following:
Math 505 or Math 510
Math 533 or Math 535Information Assurance Courses:
Upon entering the Information Assurance Program, the student will be assigned a temporary major professor. The student should choose a permanent major professor and form a POS committee before the beginning of the third semester of study. The major professor must be a member of both the Information Assurance faculty and the faculty of the Mathematics Department.
Sample Program of Study for an Information Assurance student in Mathematics