SANS Technology Institute

The SANS Technology Institute's postgraduate degree program provides a comprehensive array of courses that allows students to gain technical mastery at the practitioner level in information security. In addition to technology, we enable students to master communications, project management, teaching, mentoring and persuasive skills. The degree candidates will have the opportunity to study with our faculty, many of whom have written the books that other security programs use to direct their courses. SANS Technology Institute's Master of Science degree programs offer candidates an opportunity to excel in the two aspects of security that are most important to the success of their employer and their own career: technical mastery and management skills. The degrees that we offer are: Master of Science in Information Security Management; and a Master of Science in Information Security Engineering. Tuition for credit-seeking courses is the same as any other SANS course with Silver and Gold certification. Each course (but not the entire program) must be paid in full prior to the beginning of each course. For more information about scheduling, costs and the SANS Technology Institute please visit our website at

8120 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 205, Bethesda, MD 20814

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Type of Institution: Independent 4-year + Master's Programs

Fall 2008 Total Enrollment: 27
Male: 27    Female: 0
Full-time: 0    Part-time: 27

2009-2010 Tuition and Mandatory Fees for Maryland Residents:
Full-time Tuition per year: $29,000 - $33,000 to complete each program
Part-time Tuition cost per credit hour: approximately $1,000
Mandatory fees: $450 Application fee; $50 Library/Media fee

Campus Housing:
Room: Students attend Residential Institutes provided throughout the U.S. and international sites. Students also have choices of delivery mechanisms such as self-study, on-demand, and at-home, etc. See for details.

Degrees or Awards: MS in Information Security Management, MS in Information Security Engineering

Calendar: We continuously accept applications, and enrollment is continuous.

Entry Requirements: Undergraduate degree from accredited college; GPA at least 2.8 with limited exceptions; previously earned Gold GIAC certification in a major curriculum course with scores averaging 80 or higher; 12 months experience in the field; leadership and goals essays; employer letter of recommendation; completion of at least 3 years significant work experience by end of program.

Application Deadlines: Continuous admissions