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IA-REDI | Information Assurance - Research, Education, and Development Institute

MS emphasis in Information Assurance (MS.CSC.IA)

Information Assurance Courses

Information Assurance is offered as a curriculum option for the bachelor's and master's Computer Science Programs.


Masters Application Procedures


Norfolk State's Computer Science Graduate Program strongly encourages all interested students to apply for admission. The Graduate Admission process is a straight forward process that requires the following items from the prospective student:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited 4-year college or university. English proficiency demonstrated by the completion of at least one year of full-time study at a college or university in an English speaking country. Alternatively, an applicant must earn a score of 550 on the written version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 213 on the computer-based test with no section score less than 13.
  • A minimum GRE scores of 530 on the verbal section, 700 on the quantitative section, and 630 on the analytical section. GRE scores can be waived for applicants who majored in computer science or computer engineering and earned at least a 3.2 GPA in computer science courses. However, scores are required for all applicants who request assistantships or fellowships.
  • Completed Graduate Application
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts of all Colleges and Universities Attended
  • Three Letters of Academic Reference
  • A Statement of Purpose
Note: All graduate students are expected to read and to comply with the written regulations.

To obtain a graduate application you must: APPLY ONLINE

Submit completed applications by the following deadlines:



Application Process DEADLINE
Application for Summer or Fall Admission Open until slots are filled
Notification of Fall Admission April 1
Notification of Fall Awards April 1
Application for Spring Admission Octomber 1
Notification of Spring Admission October 31