M.S. in Information Security (MSIS)
The following curriculum applies to MSIS students starting their INI program in the 2021-22 academic year (MS33 cohort).
Core Courses [72 units]
SYSTEMS CORE (12 UNITS):
- Choose One Course Below:
14-642: Introduction to Embedded Systems
14-736: Distributed Systems: Techniques, Infrastructure, and Services
15-605: Operating System Design and Implementation
18-746: Storage Systems
NETWORKING CORE (12 UNITS):
- Choose One:
14-740: Fundamentals of Telecommunications and Computer Networks
14-760: Advanced Real-World Data Networks
18-756: Packet Switching and Computer Networks
SECURITY CORE (24 UNITS):
- 12 Units: 14-741: Introduction to Information Security
- 12 Units: Choose One Course from Below:
18-731: Network Security
18-732: Secure Software Systems
18-733: Applied Cryptography
18-734: Foundation of Privacy
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CORE (12 UNITS):
- Choose either:
14-817: Cyber Risk Modeling
OR both of:
14-782: Information Security Risk Management I
14-788: Information Security Policy and Management
MSIS DEGREE-SPECIFIC CORE (12 UNITS):
One additional graduate-level security course. Please review the MSIS Core Courses list on the Course List page for pre-approved graduate security courses.
Program Electives [48 Units]
Fulfilled by courses in INI, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), School of Computer Science (SCS), Engineering & Public Policy (EPP), Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) or Integrated Innovation Institute (III), and/or approved courses in the Heinz College or Tepper School. Some exceptions apply.
Academic & Professional Development 1 [3 Units]
- 14-601: INI Academic and Professional Development 1
Please note: depending on your study option, you may have additional requirements. Review chart below
MSIS students pursue one of the following four study options within their degree program.
Distribution of units
|3 Semesters||No Internship||
|3 Semesters||Required Internship||
|Applied Advanced Studies
|4 Semesters||Required Internship||
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