New Professional Master’s Degree in Information Security

Writer(s): Randy Bond

The Graduate School this week approved a new Computer Science Master’s degree concentration in information security.  The CS Department has a long history of research and teaching in information security, and now this new, focused professional master’s degree draws on that strength.  

The concentration, called Information Security for Computing Professionals (ISCP), is designed for either recent bachelor’s degree students from a computing major, or for professionals with a strong programming background.  Beginning with foundational, summer gateway courses, the pace of the program will enable students to be in residence at Purdue for just one calendar year.  While drawing on the curricular strength of the department’s traditional security courses, the ISCP program adds new, more applied courses to the curriculum that focus on a variety of information security topics and related tools, including Security Analytics; Software Security; Network Security; Data Security and Privacy; and Social, Economic, and Legal Aspects of Security.

This approval comes late in the graduate student application cycle, but the department hopes to host its first ISCP cohort beginning this Summer session in mid June.

Read more about the program and apply at:  The application deadline is currently set at March 31, 2016.