Sam Houston State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Department:
Information Assurance and Security, M.S. Computer Science
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security degree prepares students for professional careers in commercial, industrial and governmental information assurance. Graduates of the program will utilize knowledge and methods to insure the protection of corporate information resources. Graduates will be able to effectively harden and secure network systems, prevent network damage, perform risk assessment and plan for disaster recovery.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in computer information technology programs 1
Concentrations offered
Computer Systems Analysis
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer Information Technology Administration and Management
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Cybersecurity
Internet Technology

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 21

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 9 full-time; 0 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 9
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 3 full-time; 5 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 9
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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