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Course Requirements

Master of Science in Information System Security

Overview

The following is a list of courses required of all students pursuing the Master of Science Information System Security. For a complete description of these courses, visit the University of Houston Graduate Catalog.

Please note this document is accurate for those who enrolled during the Fall 2017 semester. If you are unsure about which degree plan you are on, please check with your faculty advisor.

See the recommended two-year course sequence.

Required Courses (24 hours):

  • TEPM 6301 - Project Management Principles
  • TEPM 6304 - Quality Improvement in Project Management
  • CIS 6321 - Principles of Information Systems Security
  • CIS 6322 - Secure Enterprise Computing
  • CIS 6323 - Cryptography and Information Systems Security
  • CIS 6324 - Information Systems Security Risk AnalysisElectives
  • CIS 6325 - Network Security
  • CIS 6326 - Cybersecurity Strategy and Policy

Chosen Option (9 hours):

  • Project Option Requirements (9 hours)
Project Option 1:
Research Project: 6 hours
Approved Electives: 3 hours
Project Option 2:
Research Project: 3 hours
Approved Electives: 6 hours
  • Coursework Option Requirements (9 hours)
Coursework Option:
Approved Electives: 9 hours
  • Thesis Option Requirements (9 hours)
Thesis Option 1:
Thesis: 6 hours
Approved Electives: 3 hours
Thesis Option 2:
Thesis: 3 hours
Approved Electives: 6 hours

Electives

Electives must be approved by the graduate faculty advisor prior to enrollment.

  • CIS 6337 - Digital Forensics - must be taken for Digital Forensics Specialization
  • CIS 6347 - Advanced Digital Forensics - must be taken for Digital Forensics Specialization
  • CIS 6357 - Controls Systems Security must be taken for Control Systems Security Specialization
  • CIS 6358 - Secure Software Design
  • CIS 6359 - Penetration Testing
  • CIS 6396 - Internship
  • CIS 6397 - Special Topics
  • CIS 6398 - Special Problems

Please Consider When Choosing Electives

  • Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet all course pre-requisites prior to enrollment. Failure to meet course requirements may result in students being dropped from courses without a refund.
  • To request credit for an elective that is not on the pre-approved list, please complete a Graduate Petition.