Information Security and Privacy

Master of Information Security and Privacy (MISP)

Course-based program

Program overview

PLEASE NOTE: This program is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2022 term, which is currently at maximum capacity.

Cybersecurity threats are the critical issue facing our digital infrastructure, and the projected shortage of professionals equipped to tackle the increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks leaves all industries and sectors vulnerable. The MISP program will prepare the next generation of students and working professionals to defend our software and network systems against known and future threats; in addition to state-of-the-art technical expertise, students in the MISP will have the opportunity to gain professional experience through the internship option as part of this degree.

This program integrates the most recent research and best practices in information security, while being flexible in its approach to ensure that students’ learning can quickly adapt to rapid technological advancements. Students will be able to apply the theories they learn to practice, and solve problems and challenges faced by industry and society as technology continues to advance.

Completing this program

Complete 8 courses (24 credits total) in 2 of the 3 Certificate program options:

  • Data Privacy
  • Network Security
  • Software Security

And an internship or capstone project (equivalent to 6 credits), for 30 credits total.

Outcomes

Technology sector, business start-ups, computer science research, government, information technology.

A course-based degree is usually considered a final degree.

Course-based program

Eight core courses, and an internship or capstone project.

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Expected completion for direct-entry full-time students is 12 months; maximum four years.

Expected completion time via the laddered certificate pathway is two years; maximum four years from the start of the first certificate.

Supervisor

An Academic Advisor is assigned to each cohort.

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.


Admission requirements


GPA

A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the last two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized institution.

Successful completion of an undergraduate course (or provide evidence of equivalent knowledge) in each of the following computer science areas:

  • Computer programming with understanding of execution environments;
  • Algorithms and data structures;
  • And either: Operating systems or Computer networks.

 

Work samples

None

Documents

Resume/CV

Optional - Letter of Intent

Reference letters

Two

Test scores

None


English language proficiency (ELP)

If an applicant holds a Bachelor, Master, or PhD degree from an institution that instructs in English, the proof of English language proficiency required is waived.

If an applicant's previous post-secondary education was taught in a different language, proof of English Language Proficiency is required and may be fulfilled in one of the following ways:

Deadlines

This program is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2022 term, which is currently at maximum capacity.

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Information Security Graduate Program

Science A 229, 2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

 

Visit the departmental website

Faculty of Science

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

Visit the Faculty of Science's website


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