Educational Objectives


The educational objectives of the MSCSIA program define the career and professional accomplishments that the graduates are being prepared to achieve one to three years after graduation. The MSCSIA program will produce graduates who:

  1. Enter into or advance in the profession of CSIA, particularly in the areas of network security administration and secure software development.

  2. Continue their education to obtain advanced certifications or advanced degrees, including Ph.D., Doctor of Professional Studies, and Engineer’s Degree, in cybersecurity, information assurance, computer science, information science, or other related fields.

  3. Become responsible professionals and global citizens who are aware of ethical issues and societal needs and problems.

The educational objectives of the MSCSIA program are compatible with the university, college, and school missions. They also fulfill the needs of the program constituencies, which include students, alumni, employers, faculty, and Industrial Advisory Board.