The Master of Science in Information Security and Privacy (ISP) is the Nation’s premiere professional degree program for those seeking employment or career advancement in the dynamic field of information security and privacy. The Center for Identity joined with the top-ranked University of Texas School of Information to offer this unique interdisciplinary program bringing together law, public policy, communications, technology and the social sciences. The MS ISP delivers a 360-degree perspective of information security and privacy not available through other programs in cybersecurity and information assurance.
The MS ISP program is designed to accommodate both working professionals looking to expand their opportunities while remaining in the workforce, and people looking to pursue a new career in Information Security and Privacy. The unique curriculum delivers a 360-degree perspective not available through other programs in cybersecurity and information assurance. Classes meet one weekend per month (Fridays and Saturdays 8am –5pm for 21 months), and can be taken in-person or online. Students that have recently finished their undergraduate studies are also welcome! No GRE scores or prior experience required to apply.
The field of information security and privacy is among the fastest-growing in today's marketplace. Rapidly transforming information technologies and policy have created a great demand for a workforce prepared to deal with new and rapidly evolving information security and privacy. The MS ISP will prepare its students to bridge that gap with training from multiple specialties and perspectives, while the Center for Identity's projects and partnerships with business and government will allow for hands-on learning for enriched and generous career development opportunities.
Why Information Security and Privacy at UT?
Top faculty from across the University of Texas at Austin offer world class education and training in one of the fastest-growing fields in today's marketplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the International Association of Privacy Professionals both indicate that jobs in information security and privacy are expected to grow steadily over the next 10 years—get a degree or certificate from UT Austin to advance your career in this dynamic industry.