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SANS Technology Institute Master of Science in Information Security Engineering
SANS Technology Institute

Master of Science in Information Security Engineering

Bethesda, USA

3 Years


Full time, Part time

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USD 1,375 / per year

Blended, Distance Learning, On-Campus


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Join the Next Generation of Cyber Security Leaders

Designed for working professionals in information security and information technology, the SANS Technology Institute's 36-credit Master of Science in Information Security Engineering (MSISE) takes cybersecurity careers to the highest levels.

“SANS Technology Institute courses are fully aligned to what is happening in the industry. Course materials are continuously updated based on new developments in cybersecurity. It is rigorous, challenging, and relevant.”

Karim Lalji
Managing Security Consultant, TELUS

Designed for Working Professionals

The M.S. in Information Security Engineering (MSISE) program enables you to earn your degree in 3 to 5 years while continuing to work full-time, studying online and at immersive weeklong events held throughout the United States and across the globe. Students have the option of completing the program entirely online.

Please note that the SANS Technology Institute’s programs are non-residential. At this time, the college does not issue I-20s or support F-1 student visas.

“The decision to choose a master's degree from was the best one I have ever made. This transformed me into a true cybersecurity professional.”

Viswanath Srinivasan Chirravuri
Software Security Director, Thales DIS USA

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Have at least 12 months of professional work experience in information technology, security, or audit
  • Be employed or have current access to an organizational environment that allows you to apply the concepts and hands-on technical skills learned in the master's degree program
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university, or equivalent international education, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.80
“I receive compliments from senior leadership when I present – all directly related to feedback I received from my SANS faculty research advisors. When advertises that the program changes careers, this is a concrete example – it's the best graduate program on the planet.”

Jim Horwath
Director of Security Engineering, Guardian Life
“You leave the program with a firm understanding of why the industry functions the way it does. You get a look under the hood. It’s not just about how to manipulate the technology. It is also about learning the ‘why.’ If you want to become a leader, you need to know the ‘why.’”

Shawna Turner
Principal Solutions Architect, Nike


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