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M.S. Information Security and Assurance

Western Governors University



The M.S. in Information Security and Assurance is designed for experienced IT professionals and IT security specialists with bachelor's degrees who need the credentials to move into IT security and assurance management positions. This challenging program equips with the skills and knowledge to protect networks, communications, and data, as well as plan, implement, and manage enterprise-level security and system integrity. As an added benefit, this program incorporates several IT certifications directly into the curriculum.

Note: This program has been certified by the National Security Agency's (NSA) Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program. This program is also aligned with security standards put in place by the NSA and encompasses the 10 security domains that are the foundation of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Western Governors University is:

  • Challenging-The ideal student is a motivated self-starter who can commit at least 15 to 20 hours per week to their studies.
  • Accredited-Western Governors University is regionally and nationally accredited.
  • Affordable and Nonprofit-Tuition is less than half the cost of other reputable online universities. Your tuition goes toward your education, not to shareholders.
  • Competency-based-An innovative learning model, designed for adult learners like you, that measures learning, not time spent in class.
  • Respected-Your degree coursework is relevant and up-to-date because it's designed and developed in collaboration with industry experts.
  • Flexible and Online-With no set class times, you can log in and learn anytime, anywhere.

Accreditation Information

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Accredited—Western Governors University is regionally accredited.

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