Information Systems MS - Information Security & Compliance Concentration 2011

The Software Development Concentration addresses the foundations, methodologies, and tools for developing high quality large-scale software systems, with an emphasis on the technical issues of software development. Online Learning Learning opportunities are available for this concentration.

Master of Science 2010-2011

Information Systems

Information Security & Compliance Concentration

The concentration in Information Security & Compliance prepares students to function as information security managers, risk managers, IT auditors, and compliance analysts. These roles are responsible for conducting risk assessments, developing and implementing security policies, and ensuring an organization's IT compliance with internal, industry, and government regulation, policies, and procedures. These roles play an integral part in advising and collaborating across organizational units on chain of trust agreements, business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and audit and governmental compliance practices. Further, these roles are responsible for building organizational awareness of security and compliance policies and procedures. As such, these professionals must maintain current knowledge of a broad range of security threats and vulnerabilities, legal requirements, ethical considerations, industry standards and control techniques. These professionals are detail-oriented and persistent, are persuasive in both oral and written communication to a broad range of technical and non-technical organizational members, and are effective at advising and influencing senior management.

Learn more about admission to this program.

Online Learning Options

This concentration is available online. CDM online degrees are delivered mostly through COL-enabled courses, although other delivery technologies are also used. If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. To complete this degree a student may take any combination of online and on campus courses. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours (generally 13 courses) beyond the Prerequisite Phase
  • earn a grade of B- or better in each Prerequisite Phase course
  • earn a grade of C- or better in all graduate courses beyond the Prerequisite Phase
  • maintain a graduate level GPA of 2.50 or higher while pursuing their degree
  • achieve a graduate GPA of 2.50 or higher at the completion of all other requirements

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.


Course Requirements
Prerequisite Phase
The goal of the prerequisite phase is to give students the background necessary for starting the graduate program. These prerequisite phase requirements can be fulfilled in one of three ways:
  • The student takes the course and earns a grade of B- or higher
  • The student takes a Graduate Assessment Exam (GAE) to test out of the course
  • The faculty advisor waives the course because of equivalent academic background or work experience.

All students are blocked from enrolling in Graduate Phase courses prior to completing their prerequisites. Students must submit an online Change of Status request (through myCDM) when the Prerequisite Phase is completed to inform the Student Services offices that the block can be removed.

IS 398 Introduction to Is Management Seminar
CSC 211 Programming in Java I
Foundation Phase
IS 421 Systems Analysis
IS 422 System Design, Implementation, and Maintenance
CSC 451 Database Design
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
IS 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
Advanced Phase
IS 433 Information Security Management
IS 444 IT Auditing
IS 505 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Theories and Strategies
CNS 477 Legal Issues in Information Assurance
IS 533 Enterprise Security Infrastructure Controls and Regulatory Compliance
Major Electives
Students must take 1 course from the list below.
IS 506 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Management and Tactics
IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
IS 560 Enterprise Systems
CDM Open Electives
Students must complete 1 CDM elective courses in the 420-699 range. ANI and DC courses do not qualify. Credit for courses taken outside of the school will only be given if approved by a faculty advisor.
Capstone
IS 577 Information Systems Policies and Strategies