Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance


National Center of Academic ExcellenceNSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

Next Session Start Date
Monday, September 3, 2018
Application Deadline
Monday, August 6, 2018

What you'll need »

A completed application includes the following:

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact
  • Fulfillment of any additional program-specific requirements

For more information, visit our master’s admissions pages.

Help Secure Your Future with Specialized Information Security Skills

Now more than ever, organizations are looking for information security experts. Norwich University’s Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program can help you develop the business acumen and management skills needed to lead the field. Graduates of our program are armed with the skills they need to help ensure that information assets are understood, valued and protected within the complex business enterprise.

Norwich is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. That excellence is driven in large part by our faculty members, whose vast professional and research experience ensures that students graduate with highly relevant and sought-after skills.

Leading Professionals Inform Cutting-Edge Course Content

A team of distinguished professionals serve as advisory board members for the Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program. Covering a span of industry knowledge from the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Society, Google, and more, they help continuously evolve the curriculum to meet the changing demands of the information security field.

Read more about our advisory board members and expert faculty »

Why Norwich?

  • Learn from one of the earliest institutions to be recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education* by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
  • Benefit from enhanced classroom experiences and practical learning, including a partnership with NBCUniversal.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation of Norwich’s Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance project management concentration signifies that the courses meet the comprehensive academic quality and excellence standards necessary in the industry.
  • Receive continuing professional education credits as a member of ISACA or (ISC)2.
  • Join a program ranked #2 for cybersecurity by the Ponemon Institute (2014) and ranked #3 for Best Cyber Security Graduate program by (2016).
  • Tailor your learning experience with five concentration options.
  • Apply to one of four start dates per year.

*now referred to as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense


Penetration Testing Panel Discussion with Norwich Faculty

Hear a panel discussion with Norwich University's cyber security instructors on industry expectations and ethical boundaries regarding penetration testing.

How to Get Started

With so much to learn and do, it’s easy to lose track of how to get started. Don’t worry: Norwich works hard to make it easy for you. We can guide you through the application process, give you tips on how to get the most out of your Norwich experience, and assist you in getting the required materials for the Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program.

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