Master of Science in Information Security and Intelligence

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Key Courses

  • Communication Strategies
  • Intelligence Vulnerabilities
  • Database Management and Security
  • Legal, Ethical, and Fraudulent Issues
  • Information Security/Assurance
  • Pen Test/Vulnerability Assess
  • Digital Forensics/Incident Res
  • Secure Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • Project Leadership
  • Project Risk and Quality Management


The MS-ISI program prepares students for careers in Business Intelligence, Incident Response (proactive and reactive
in areas such as hacking and digital forensics), and Project Management utilizing secure practices. Students will utilize equipment and technology valued at over $2million that has been secured by NSF and other grants and academic alliances. This includes; digital forensic tools, computers, nano scale microscopy, imaging devices, and software.

The Information Security & Intelligence program is accredited by the National Security Agency as a Center of Excellence in all Information Assurance subject areas, one of only six programs in the country to achieve this standard. The curriculum requires a high concentration of program specific courses each semester. Additionally, the program holds the National Center for Digital Forensic Academic Excellence designation from the Department of Defense Cyber Command Center (DC3) and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Positions include security officers, analysts, forensics experts, project managers, and technical managers. The FSU ISI programs are designated NSA Centers of Academic Excellence. The curriculum requires a high concentration of program specific courses each semester. This program is excluded from ACBSP accreditation.

Courses in this program are delivered:

  • Online with weekends
  • Big Rapids