Sam Houston State University

Program Overview

Sam Houston State University’s Master of Science in Information Assurance & Security program prepares students for professional careers in commercial, industrial and governmental information assurance. Graduates utilize knowledge and methods acquired in the program to ensure the protection of corporate information resources, effectively harden and secure network systems, prevent network damage, perform risk assessment and plan for disaster recovery.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution. Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant's qualification for graduate study. Admission preference is given to applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    School Overview

    Sam Houston State University was founded in 1879 and continues today as a public, 4-year institution of higher learning located in Huntsville, Texas. Sam Houston State University is the third oldest public institution of higher learning in the State of Texas. The school was named after one of the greatest heroes of Texas, General Sam Houston.

    SHSU awards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates. Over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees are offered completely online as well. SHSU is divided into the following colleges:

    • College of Business Administration
    • College of Criminal Justice
    • College of Education
    • College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Sciences

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