Master of Information Security and Privacy

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Recorded October 28, 2021


Fall 2022 Application Portal Update

The application portal is now closed for both Canadian/Permanent Residents and International Applicants for the following Information Security & Privacy Graduate Programs:

Master of Information Security and Privacy

Graduate Certificate in Network Security

Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy

We have now reached our maximum seating capacity and no exceptions will be made for late applications.

Step up to the challenge

​​​​​​More than 210,000 cybersecurity jobs will need to be filled in Canada within the next three to five years, as every organization from start-ups to governments seeks to protect themselves against cyberattacks. Cybersecurity specialists are in high demand across every industry to help identify and mitigate threats to organizations, and employers will be looking for professionals with practical experience in the field. This program integrates real-world scenarios and tools with an internship to ensure you graduate with the skills you need to move forward in a career in information security.

Upgrade your career

Earn a relevant graduate-level credential to advance your career.

Shift your skillset

Transition your career from other areas of computer science to information security.

Get a head start

Recent grad? Stand out with a masters degree in a high-demand field.

Design your experience

Our curriculum is designed around a high-quality student experience; it will integrate the most recent research and best practices in information security and privacy, while being flexible in its approach to ensure that your learning can quickly adapt to rapid technological advancements. You will be able to apply the theories you learn to practice, and solve problems and challenges faced by industry and society as technology continues to advance.

Program benefits also include:

  • Stackable certificate pathway allows you to tailor your degree to match your career interests and goals (Laddering pathway).
  • Boost your career with a choice of internship or capstone research project.
  • Learn practical skills and focus on experiential learning through lab courses.

A complete listing of our ISEC courses is available here: www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/grad/current/information-security-isec.html

Choose your path

MISP entry

Students are able to apply directly to the Master of Information Security & Privacy (MISP) and complete the required credits as part of the program.