Information Assurance (MS)

Masters in Information Assurance Degree at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona



With a masters in Information Assurance from UAT, students become leaders in their fields and are able to work with those at the top of their craft. UAT’s Information Assurance degree aligns the most forward looking theory with clear industry standards and guidelines to optimize career success.

Curriculum for the masters in Information Assurance includes everything from Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems to Security Assessment Methodology.

The Information Assurance Masters degree program is designed to create the next generation of “white hat” innovators who manage network security and protect our nation’s data. This cyber security master’s degree provides the most current tools and skills redefining security information technology today. This online or on-campus program offers ultimate flexibility—study when and where your schedule best allows. And it transports you into the leading edge of the industry, supported 360 degrees by some of the most innovative figures in academia and business alike including the National Security Agency.

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Information Assurance Program Description

The program is designed around the skills associated with coordinating security efforts related to information technology and many other fields relating to security initiatives and standards. Students will discover the importance of a comprehensive system-wide information security program to ensure that appropriate policies, standards and procedures designed to protect the security of information are documented and followed. The Information Assurance degree reflects the application of theory and an alignment with industry standards and guidelines.

Why UAT Grad?

UAT graduates have been innovating and pioneering the world of technology since the dawn of the computer age. Today, UAT’s graduate programs engage students to take their tech education to the next level.

  • You can complete your graduate degree in less time. UAT offers flexible year-round schedules for working professionals to take evening courses on-campus or online.
  • UAT’s graduate programs are taught by award-winning and distinguished faculty.
  • Graduate students receive individual attention from professors in an intimate campus environment and online.
  • There is no thesis required to graduate. Students complete a Graduate Innovation Project applicable to their field of study, which develops a market-ready innovation.

Interested in a graduate education from UAT? View our full list of graduate degrees »

Why UAT Online?

A Structured Course Load

Every online assignment is geared toward your technology degree program. Each online class follows a standard assignment schedule ensuring a swift, successful completion of classes. This standardization, combined with a team-based approach and access to industry-standard toolsets and techniques, encourages development of the collaborative and creative skills necessary for the advancing technology workplace.

Online Degree Faculty

The UAT Online faculty receives extensive training to help students succeed in an online environment. During class sessions, instructors participate in online lectures and discussion groups and respond to online questions. They also respond to emails and discussion threads. Students hand in their assignments via email or by posting the assignments online.

Graduate Degree Start Dates

  • March 2, 2017
  • May 8, 2017
  • June 29, 2017
  • September 5, 2017
  • October 26, 2017


An online education at UAT is an investment, and we understand the amount of aid you receive may be a deciding factor in whether or not you attend. Therefore, UAT is committed to providing all our students with the information they need to finance their education.

Military Recognition

UAT has a variety of program offerings, learning delivery options and financial aid opportunities for military students that will allow you to achieve your educational goals in a way that meets your needs.

Information Assurance Degree Objectives

  • Design, appraise, and manage an organization’s global security strategies and systems to mitigate risk, maintain continuity of operations, and protect organizational assets. 
  • Develop, coordinate, and manage all information security-related policies, practices and processes, including information technology, physical security, regulations, initiatives, and standards consistent with a global business strategic plan.
  • Design, implement, and manage an information security plan based on corporate business requirements that includes risk mitigation with the goal of limiting exposure and liability in all areas of information, financial, physical, and reputation risk.

    Manage safeguards for organizational assets, systems, and facilities including information security audits, business continuity, incident response and the investigation of security breaches in accordance with regulations and legal matters.

    Research and deploy technology solutions and security management techniques to safeguard an organization’s intellectual and physical assets while assuring that all information systems are functional and secure.

Information Assurance Program Information

Program Core Credits: 18
Program Degree-Specific Credits: 18
Semesters to completion: 6

Requirements to graduate include the creation and presentation of a Graduate Innovation Project.

For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT Fast Facts page.

Information Assurance Disclosure

At University of Advancing Technology, we believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand employment opportunities prior to starting any program. In an effort to ensure you have the information you need to make informed choices on program cost, medial loan debt incurred by students who completed the program, on-time completion rates, and the occupations this program prepares you to enter, the Department of Education has instituted the following disclosure template.* For more information, click on the respective academic level.

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