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MS in Information Security
Georgia Institute of Technology


The M.S. in  Information Security program requires a total of 32 semester hours. Each student is required to take a set of core courses, elective courses from one depth specialization, and a free elective from any specialization. The core is composed of six courses and the specializations are three focused courses tailored to each student's interests. Students who successfully complete the degree will have their specialization listed on their official transcript.

All students will receive a common grounding by taking courses in a fixed core. These courses will provide the students with a foundational knowledge of current information security theory and practice. Subsequent focused concentrations will then allow students to pursue either a primarily technical path or a policy path.

Online Delivery Program

The College of Computing reaches far beyond the perimeter of the Georgia Tech campus. Our pioneering distance learning programs provide intensive educational opportunities for non-traditional students. Whether you attend classes on campus or online, through our Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) program, distance learning at the College provides an accessible and top-tier education.

So, whether you are a working professional who wants to earn an advanced degree or a full-time student in need of more educational flexibility, our three distance-learning Master’s degrees provide an exceptional and adaptable Georgia Tech education.

On Campus Program

Information security is no longer just a computer programmer’s problem. It touches multiple disciplines, careers, and nearly all aspects of society – from public policy to energy management to product design. In a time when connected devices could outnumber humans, there is an urgent need for 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals who can solve a multitude of challenges.The on campus program masters degree facilities this each year by ensuring collaboration between students and the institutions. Maximum learning skills are delivered to the graduates giving them a high chance of getting jobs as soon as and even before they graduate.

Required courses

  1. CS 6035: Introduction to Information Security
  2. CS 6238: Secure Computer Systems
  3. CS 6260: Applied Cryptography
  4. CS 6262: Network Security
  5. CS 6265: Information Security Laboratory
  6. CS 6266: Information Security Practicum

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24 Months

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An undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent, Completion of the online application, Receipt of three recommendation letters, Scores from the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required. Applicant scores are expected to be at least 160 in Verbal, 160 in Quantitative, and 3.5 in the Analytical sections before the applicant is considered for admission to the Information Security program., The desirable minimum GPA is 3.5 (4-point scale) or 8.75 (10-point scale), though most candidates score higher., The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for candidates from non-English speaking countries who have not studied in the United States for at least one year. The minimum accepted score is 100 for the Internet-based TOEFL exam; most candidates, however, are well above this score.

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Academic Pre-Requisites

Master's degree requirements supplement the Institute's master's requirements. No grade below B in a core course will count towards graduation. In addition, no grade below C in a specialization or elective course will count towards graduation. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 to graduate. At most 3 credits of CS 8903 may be applied towards degree requirements.



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Himani Mukne


Information Security
  • fall 2021

Sanika Sawant


Information Security
  • fall 2018

Anurag Bhatt


Information Security
  • fall 2012

Ash Ketchum


Information Security
  • fall 2017



Information Security
  • fall 2017


The pressures facing both our graduating students and the companies trying to hire them, the College of Computing devotes much attention to preparing our students for the job world. Georgia Tech’s Center for Career Discovery is an Institute-wide career services operation that links students of all majors to company talent officers, offering a general approach to recruiting.

At the College of Computing, we have formed our own Office of Career Services that is finely attuned to the particular needs of companies and recruiters seeking top-notch computing talent. We hold multi-day Career Fairs twice each year, once in the fall and again in the spring, as well as virtual career fairs, that are widely attended both by undergraduate and graduate students.

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