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Oklahoma State University
Watson Graduate School of Management

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Academic Program

(for students matriculating Spring 2019 or earlier)

We are excited to announce that our MS Information Assurance is now an option under the MS Management Information Systems to better meet industry needs and give students flexibility in shaping their MIS degree.  The MS MIS with an option in Information Assurance Security will include a foundational MIS core and electives focused on information security and assurance.  For students already pursuing the MS Telecommunications Management or the MS Information Assurance you will complete the degree you are already admitted into.  If you are a new applicant you will complete your application for the MS Management Information Systems at this point (not MS Info Assurance).  If you have questions please feel free to contact us at or (405) 744-2951.

MSIA core classes engage the student in the study of information assurance, both from a hands-on technical approach and from a business-oriented managerial perspective. The MSIA program is a minimum 32-33 credit hour program includes 30 hours of core of courses and 2-3 credits of electives in approved courses (this may include an approved internship or practicum).

Required Core Courses

  • ECEN 5553 Telecommunications Systems
  • MSIS 5213 Information Assurance Management
  • MSIS 5773 The Upper Layers of Telecommunications Systems
  • MSIS 5233 Applied Information Systems Security
  • MSIS 5713 Scripting Essentials
  • MSIS 5253 Advanced System Certification and Accreditation
  • MSIS 5273 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology
  • MSIS 5263 Information Assurance Offense
  • MSIS 5283 Secure Information Systems Administration
  • MSIS 5293 Information Assurance Capstone

Required Common Electives

2-3 credit hours of electives in business or other appropriate disciplines