M.S. in Enterprise Security and Risk Management (DEFUNCT)

M.S. in Enterprise Security and Risk Management

The Masters program in Enterprise Security and Risk Management is intended to train information security management professionals; it combines a sound understanding of information security technology with methodologies and processes for asset identification, threat assessment, and risk mitigation.

Specific topics covered over the course of the program include:

  • principles of cybersecurity and information assurance;
  • risk fundamentals and vulnerability management;
  • reliability and security of enterprise applications;
  • organizational, social, legal, and ethical aspects of security;
  • analysis of the dynamics between business and technical requirements, and business and technical risks;
  • best practices for secure systems;
  • planning, implementation, analysis, and management of information security architectures;
  • resource management in enterprise computing (virtualization) and integration of web service with legacy application (connector architecture).

Program Requirements
  • CS 506 Introduction to IT Security or MIS 645 Cybersecurity Principles
  • CS 548 / SOC 542 Enterprise Software Architecture and Design
  • CS 578 / SOC 551 Privacy in a Networked World
  • CS 594 / TM 594 Enterprise Security and Information Assurance
  • MIS 646 Information Security Management
  • MIS 647 Information Security and the Law
  • TM 675 / MIS 648 Risk Analysis and Economics of Security
  • One CS Elective
  • One TM / MIS Elective
  • One CS / TM / MIS Elective

    Course substitutions require the permission of the graduate advisor and are discouraged, because of the specific focus of the program.

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at www.stevens.edu/graduate.