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Information Security Graduate Program

From networks to software and everything in between, security plays a critical role.

Cybersecurity is a growing, high-demand field, and UCalgary’s Information Security and Privacy program is an industry leader for training. In fact, we’re the first program in Canada to be designated an International Academic Partner (IAP) by ISC2, the world’s leading cybersecurity credentialing organisation. 

Through this unique partnership, students can complete their ISC2 credentials alongside their academic credentials.


Application Fall 2024 Portal Information

  • November 1, 2023:  Application start
  • March 26, 2024:  Deadline for International applicants
  • July 12, 2024:  Deadline for Canadian/Permanent Residents

Lunch and Learn

Join our Lunch and Learn to hear more about our professional programs in the rapidly evolving fields of Quantum Computing, Data Science and Analytics and Information Security. 

Our one hour session will cover all three of our professional programs and a complimentary lunch will be provided. Faculty members will also be on hand to meet prospective students and answer questions.

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Be the First Scholarship

The Be the First Scholarship is designed to accelerate opportunities in high-demand digital fields. It offers up to $12,000 toward tuition in the Information Security and Privacy graduate programs at UCalgary.

All Canadian citizens and permanent residents who apply for the Fall 2024 term and meet the program entry requirements will automatically receive the Be the First Scholarship. To learn more, contact our recruitment team.

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As the world – and the way it functions – becomes increasingly digitized, cyber security professionals are in ever-increasing demand. More than 210,000 cyber security jobs in Canada will need to be filled in the next three to five years, as every organization from start-ups to governments seeks to protect themselves against cyberattacks. 

We aim to be an industry leader and partner of choice in Canada by delivering outstanding learning experiences that bring entrepreneurial thinking and innovation to pivot our economy. We provide a unique blend of theoretical and hands-on learning experiences, led by industry-connected researchers who are experts and knowledge creators in their fields. Our Information Security programs fill a growing need in the Canadian economy; they are for professionals who want to develop and update the right skills and knowledge to succeed as the economic landscape changes rapidly across our city, province and the world.

Professional Master's Degree

Earn a graduate credential and complete an internship in the professional Master of Information Security and Privacy program.

Graduate Certificate

Optimize your career with a 4-course certificate in Network Security taught by the University of Calgary’s top IT professionals.

Graduate Certificate

Optimize your career with a 4-course certificate in Software Security taught by the University of Calgary’s top IT professionals.

Graduate Certificate

Optimize your career with a 4-course certificate in Data Privacy taught by the University of Calgary’s top IT professionals.