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 2022 through2023


About the Program

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 based on faculty review:

  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course based on an official transcript review by faculty and successful grades, typically B or better.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course which is demonstrated through successful completion of a GAE exam.
  • If a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) is available for the Introductory Courses, upon successfully completion of a GAE, a waiver will be issued.
  • Plan accordingly prior to start of the term, faculty reviews for possible course waivers can take a few weeks. For newly admitted students, possible course waivers will not be initiated until an Intent to Enroll form has been submitted.
  • NET 405
  • NET 411
  • NET 413
  • CSEC 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:

  • CSEC 450
  • CSEC 477
  • CSEC 440
  • IS 444
  • NET 463

Advanced Courses

A maximum of 4 Advanced Courses can be taken before completing the Foundation Courses and fulfilling the GPA Requirement.

  • CSEC 533
  • IS 482
  • IS 505
  • NET 477

Students must complete 1 of the following courses:

Select one of the following:

  • Any CSEC 400 or 500 level not used in degree
  • IS 483
  • NET 577

Major Elective Courses

Complete one from the list:

  • DSC 423
  • DSC 424
  • DSC 433
  • CSC 436
  • CSC 438
  • CSC 439
  • CSC 440
  • DSC 465
  • DSC 478
  • CSC 536
  • CSC 557
  • CSE 426
  • DSC 441
  • ECT 582
  • IS 444
  • IS 482
  • IS 505
  • IS 506
  • SE 433
  • SE 441
  • SE 452
  • SE 482
  • SE 525
  • SE 526
  • SE 529
  • NET 460
  • NET 511
  • NET 560
  • NET 562
  • NET 563
  • NET 567
  • NET 568
  • NET 577

CDM Open Elective Courses

Students must complete 4 credit hours from CDM open elective. Elective courses are in the range of 421-699 and must be chosen among CSC, CSEC, NET, SE, IS, ECT, IT, IPD, HIT, HCI, and GAM courses.

Capstone Requirement

  • CSEC 594

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.