Master of Science in Information Assurance

Dakota State University offers a Master of Science in Information and Computer Security.

Information Assurance: The practice of mitigating information-related risks by protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and systems that store, process and transact this data. Insider and outsider threats pose risk to businesses which utilize information technology to conduct electronic commerce.

Computer Security: Addresses enforcement of secure behavior on the operation of computers, including the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic information that is processed by or stored on computer systems.

Graduates of this program are technical and managerial leaders to secure business and government agencies.

Employment opportunities

Graduates with higher degrees are exhibiting faster than average growth and depict excellent job prospect (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Computer Network, Systems and Database Administrators, available at

Program delivery

Courses in the Master of Science in Information Assurance program are offered on-campus and online (Internet) using a combination of both live and/or encoded streaming videos of classes, interactive course web boards, course web sites, and e-mail. The program can be completed on a full or part-time basis, with classes offered in three academic terms, fall, spring, and summer.

Financial aid

An education is a big investment in your future. The Financial Aid Office at DSU can help you understand the costs associated with your education and provide you with information on various sources of financial assistance.

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