Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Information Technology Auditing Concentration

Core Courses
MIS 5202IT Governance3
MIS 5206Protection of Information Assets3
MIS 5214Security Architecture3
IT Auditing Concentration Courses 1,2
MIS 5121Enterprise Resource Planning Systems3
MIS 5201IT Audit Process3
MIS 5203Systems and Infrastructure Lifecycle Management 13
MIS 5205IT Service Delivery and Support3
MIS 5208Data Analytics for IT Auditors3
MIS 5287Business Skills for the IT Auditor (2 terms)3
Capstone Course
MIS 5902IT Auditing Capstone3
Total Credit Hours30
1

MIS 5122 Enterprise Architecture for IT Auditors (3 s.h.) may be required of students who are admitted to the program, but lack sufficient technical background.

2

Students may take up to two Special Topics courses in the ITACS, Computer Science, or Engineering Security programs in lieu of up to two concentration courses. This is done in consultation with the ITACS Program Director.

Cybersecurity Concentration

Core Courses
MIS 5202IT Governance3
MIS 5206Protection of Information Assets3
MIS 5214Security Architecture3
Cybersecurity Concentration Courses 1
MIS 5209Securing Digital Infrastructure3
MIS 5211Introduction to Ethical Hacking3
MIS 5212Advanced Penetration Testing3
MIS 52153
MIS 52163
MIS 52173
Capstone Course
MIS 5903Cyber Security Capstone3
Total Credit Hours30
1

Students may take up to two Special Topics courses in the ITACS, Computer Science, or Engineering Security programs in lieu of up to two concentration courses. This is done in consultation with the ITACS Program Director.

Culminating Events:
The MS ITACS program culminates in a capstone that prepares students to take the appropriate professional certification examination:

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), with a minimum of five years' experience
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®)