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Professors and technology combine to provide a delivery system that maintains high academic standards while being flexible and considerate of each student's needs. The program emphasizes personal interaction in small classes with quality students. Students connect to the Internet and access courses, discussion forums, realistic online labs, and virtual classrooms.

JMU InfoSec is time and space independent. There is no requirement to come to the JMU campus. All courses are delivered asynchronously through the Internet. The program is cohort-based, so all courses are offered in a prescribed sequence. All students in the cohort take the same two courses per semester. Students also are required to participate (few times a week) in weekly classroom discussions; work on group and individual projects; and deliver their assigned work by deadlines. Students may take one course per semester, if they don’t have enough time to devote to two courses. This is not recommended, as it may take them twice as long to finish.

Each course is 3-credit hours. The program requires 33 credit hours of graduate coursework. Expect to complete the program in 5 semesters plus a summer course. A thesis is not required from students but is encouraged. Non-thesis students take a comprehensive exam in semester 4.

At the end of each semester, students must demonstrate course competency by completing a final exam for each class. 

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