Master of Science in Management Information Systems with concentration in Information Assurance

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems with concentration in Information Assurance (MSIA) program is designed to develop skilled and principled information technology professionals who can add value to the systems problem solving process and advance the information technology practice. The program prepares students for professional careers in information security and other related information technology fields. In particular, students are equipped to be security analysts, designers, auditors or managers, with an appropriate range of knowledge and skills to develop and manage a company’s or institution’s security architectures, standards, policies and programs.     

The program also enables BRAC-affected personnel to acquire the knowledge and skills essential for developing organizational standards, managing current policies, and analyzing emerging issues in information threat management. The MSIA program provides unique learning experiences through virtual laboratories that mimic the work environment of IT security professionals. The virtual security laboratories are accessible from anywhere 24/7 by any student who has Internet access and a valid user account.      

The MSIA program is developed with support of the grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). The Department of Management Information Systems at Bowie State University, with the technical assistance of the Division of Information Technology, offers this program geared towards many jobs involved in the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process that deal with information security issues.

Further information can be obtained by downloading the brochure

 Or contacting:

Bin Mai, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Coordinator of MIS department graduate programs
Management Information Systems Department
Center for Business and Graduate Studies Room 3328
14000 Jericho Park Road,
Bowie, MD 20715
Tel: 301-860-xxxx
Fax: 301-860-3593


1. This program is one of the reasons why BSU is recognized as the National Centers of Academic Excellence in IA Education (CAE/IAE) by NSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For information, see at

2. The courses in this program are certified by Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS): 4011 and 4013 certifications.

National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, dated 20 June 1994
National Information Assurance Training Standard For System Administrators (SA), dated March 2004