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Anderson Masters Programs

MSC05 3090
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-3290
Fax: (505) 277-7108

MS ISA Curriculum and Program Requirements


Master of Science in Information Systems and Assurance (MS ISA) Applicants

  • Completed bachelor's degree with at least 30 credit hours of courses in management, computer science, or computer-related engineering.
  • A GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of college coursework including any post baccalaureate work.
  • A score equal to or greater than 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score equal to or greater than 500 for the "predicted GMAT total score" when using this conversion tool.

Advisement prior to first-semester enrollment and a formal plan of study is mandatory. Individual students will be advised to enroll in specific classes that match their intended career path and complement their bachelor's degree and work experience. Plan of study approvals will be granted by a designated faculty advisor or committee.

A selection of sample study plans are available here.

Students must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours of courses within the following groups.

Sample Course Syllabi

Course descriptions are provided for the courses listed below. For sample syllabi (where available), click here.

MS ISA Checklist

Download the checklist for MS ISA students. Please use this worksheet along with your Plan of Study as a guide to satisfy your graduation requirements. Check off the courses as you complete them to keep track of your progress.

MS ISA Checklist

Questions regarding concentration requirements should be addressed with your MS ISA advisor.

Core Group - 11 credit hours

Courses may be waived based on similar undergraduate/graduate courses or experience.

Management Group - 12 credit hours minimum selected from

Up to 12 credit hours may be waived based on similar undergraduate/graduate courses or experience

Technology Group – 9 credit hour minimum

Other graduate-level CS and ECE courses with advance approval.

Problems and special topics courses (551/552 and 594) with advance approval.