University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Information Security and Privacy (MISP)

University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Computer and Information Systems Security
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $32,742


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.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Pearson Test of English (Academic)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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. 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.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 27, 2022