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SHSU Earns Top Rank In Recent Report

June 13, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Hannah Haney

Best CollegeSam Houston State University was recently ranked No. 1 on the list of “25 Best Master’s in Information Assurance and Security Programs Online for 2018” according to a report by

The Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security degree at SHSU prepares students for a professional career in commercial, industrial and governmental information assurance.

It is meant to be accessible to students from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds. 

The search for the best online programs began with an initial pool of 34 programs from colleges and universities across the country. It was then narrowed to 25 programs and ranked according to value. US News and World Report, College Navigator, as well as each school’s website were consulted. Tuition cost was used to break any ties that appeared in the ranking.

“The department of Computer Science is pleased that it’s Master of Science program in Information Assurance and Security was ranked No. 1 by Best College Reviews for online programs. This ranking is a testament to the hard work of the faculty, not just in the virtual classroom, but in the development of accessibility mechanisms to accommodate working professionals and in developing strong professional relationships with individual students,” Peter Cooper, chair of the Department of Computer Science said. “SHSU’s commitment to keeping graduate studies affordable, and SHSU Online’s support and quality assurance play a significant role in making the Information Assurance and Security program successful.”

For more information on the Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security program, visit here.

A full methodology of the rankings can be found on

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