The Regulation, Compliance, & Audit Concentration focuses on the impact of Information Assurance legislation and IT security controls requirements on Enterprises. This concentration expends the information assurance aspects to IT and financial auditing and provide a sound foundations for students looking for a career in auditing, compliance and information security management.
Note: Some required courses in the Regulation, Compliance & Audit Concentration are not available via Online Learning.
Online Learning Learning opportunities are available for this concentration.
Master of Science 2017-2018


Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Concentration

Course Legend

Curriculum Requirements

Introductory Courses
No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions:
  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
IT 403
TDC 411
CNS 418
Foundation Courses
Students must achieve an average GPA of 3.0 or better in the five Foundation Courses. Students who do not meet the Foundation Courses' GPA requirement must retake the course with the lowest grade. If a number of such courses exist, it is up to the student to choose which class to retake. Only the higher grade will count toward the average grade for the purpose of completing the GPA Requirement. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements are encouraged to talk to their faculty advisor to discuss their options. To progress to the Advanced Courses of the degree, a student must complete the Introductory and Foundation Courses.

Students must complete the following courses:
CNS 450
CNS 477
CNS 440
IS 444
IS 505
Advanced Courses
A maximum of four Advanced Courses can be taken before completing the Foundation Courses and fulfilling the GPA Requirement.

Students must complete the following 2 courses:
CNS 533
IS 560

Students must complete 1 of the following courses:
CNS 490
IS 430
IS 483
Major Elective Courses
Students must complete 3 CNS courses in the range of 420 or higher or courses from the list of courses below. Those courses cannot be used to fulfill a student's CINS Concentration Area or Foundation Courses requirements.
CSC 423
CSC 424
CSC 433
CSC 436
CSC 438
CSC 439
CSC 440
CSC 465
CSC 478
CSC 536
CSC 557
ECT 582
IS 444
IS 467
IS 505
IS 506
SE 433
SE 441
SE 452
SE 482
SE 525
SE 526
SE 529
TDC 460
TDC 511
TDC 560
TDC 562
TDC 563
TDC 567
TDC 568
TDC 577
CDM Open Elective Courses
Students must complete 1 CDM open elective. Elective courses are in the range of 421-699 and must be chosen among CSC, CNS, TDC, SE, IS, ECT, IT, PM, IPD, HIT, HCI, and GAM courses.
Capstone Requirement
CNS 587

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 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 C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better among the five foundation courses.
  • 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.

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.