MS in Information Systems - Information Security & Compliance Concentration

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.
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 53 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of B- or better in each introductory course of the designated degree program if any introductory courses are required.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses beyond the introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52* graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.
    *53 graduate credit hours required for MS Information Systems.

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

No course labeled as Introductory (a course numbered 400 through 419) in any other program may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Foundation Courses
IS 400 Introduction to Is Management Seminar
IS 421 Systems Analysis
CSC 451 Database Design
IS 422 System Design, Implementation, and Maintenance
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
IS 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
Advanced Courses
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
CNS 533 Enterprise Security Infrastructure Controls and Regulatory Compliance
Major Elective Courses
Students must take 1 course from the list below.
IS 506 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Management and Tactics
IS 560 Enterprise Systems
IS 536 Enterprise Cloud Computing
IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
CDM Open Elective Courses
Students must complete 1 CDM Open Elective Course chosen from either IS concentration courses from any IS concentration or other courses meeting the following rules:
  • Any CDM course in the 421-699 range qualifies, with the exception of ANI, DC, DMA, TV and VFX courses, which do not qualify.
  • Credit for courses taken outside of CDM will only be given if approved by a faculty advisor.

At least 1 of the Major or Open electives must be 500-level or above.

Capstone
IS 577 Information Systems Policies and Strategies