Master of Information Security and Privacy
Fall 2023 Application Portal Information
We are extending our admission deadline to provide further access and support to our applicants. The Fall 2023 deadline will now be July 3rd 2023, 11:59 MST for Canadian/Permanent Residents.
The application portal is now closed for international 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.
Design your experience
The Master of Information Security and Privacy (MISP) is a professional graduate degree and internship program designed for IT professionals who are looking to the future of work in our province, our country, and the world. Learn skills in the technology sector, business start-ups, computer science research, government, information technology.
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
Students are able to apply directly to the Master of Information Security & Privacy (MISP) and complete the required credits as part of the program.
Internship is a self-driven 6-credit course requirement for students in the Master of Information Security and Privacy program. Students gain 6 – 16 weeks of paid industry work experience allowing them to integrate work experience into their degree, establish a professional network, and explore possible career paths and options.
Internships provide students the opportunity to maximize their student experience by offering paid, hands-on experience in an industry as part of their study program. As an intern, you have the opportunity to explore a career path, discover personal strengths and interests, all while building a valuable network of professional contacts and securing strong references.
Students enrolled in the Master of Information Security and Privacy program are eligible upon the successful completion of 24 units of coursework. For international students, a co-op work permit is required. At the start of the program, the Graduate Internship Coordinator provides a letter of support to include in their application for a co-op work permit. The processing time can be lengthy. To avoid delays, students should apply immediately after receiving their letter of support.
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.
2022 graduate- Master of Information Security and Privacy