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Master of Information Security and Privacy Information Security and Privacy

University of Calgary

University of Calgary
The Master of Information Security and Privacy (MISP) is a course-based, professional master's program that will provide specialized, high-level training to (a) those working in the field of information security who require a relevant graduate credential to progress in their career; (b ) professionals who wish to shift their career from other computer science fields into the area of information security; and (c) recent graduates from an undergraduate computer science program or related degree who desire a professional master's degree prior to entering the job market. The MISP will ensure that graduates possess the knowledge and skills necessary to enter and/or progress in the constantly evolving field of information security.

Admissions and Recruitment Office
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada

  • Program Type Master's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, admission to the Information Security and Privacy programs requires:

a) A four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized institution.

b) Successful completion of an undergraduate course in each of the following areas:

  • Computer programming with understanding of execution environments (e.g., Computer Science 233 or equivalent)
  • Algorithms and data structures (e.g., Computer Science 331 or equivalent)
  • Either Operating systems (e.g., Computer Science 457 or equivalent); or Computer networks (e.g., Computer Science 441 or equivalent).

c) Two letters of reference.

d) Resume or CV.

e) Optional letter of intent.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $33,870.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $4,788.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $2,112.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated August 29, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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