University of Calgary - Faculty of Science - Graduate Studies

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Information Security and Privacy

University of Calgary - Faculty of Science - Graduate Studies

Faculty:Information Security
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,604
International: $8,408
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersCybersecurity Analyst


​​​​​​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.

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.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*83
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Four year baccalaureate degree, preferably in Computer Science, Art, Dance, Drama, Design, or Music. Background in two areas is preferred. A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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.

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