Master of Information Security and Privacy

Master of Information Security and Privacy

Fall 2023 Application Portal Information

The application portal is now open for all Information Security & Privacy graduate professional program credentials and applicants.

We are extending our admission deadline to provide further access and support to our applicants. The Fall 2023 deadline will now be March 31st, 2023, 11:59 MST for International applicants and Canadian/Permanent Residents.


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.


Angelica Meza, 2022 graduate- Master of Information Security and Privacy

My internship allowed me to gain valuable work experience by working on real-life projects and problems, and I was able to recognize my weakness and what made me passionate.

Angelica Meza

2022 graduate- Master of Information Security and Privacy