There are no course or major requirements for admissions into the MS ISP degree program. The program's interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to engage and educate professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Qualified applicants will demonstrate a substantial interest in understanding and improving the issues surrounding information security and privacy.

How to Apply

For detailed instructions on how to apply, or if you are ready to start an applicaiton, please visit:

Admissions Dates

There are three application rounds that determine the class for Fall 2021, and each round has two important dates:  1) the application deadline, and 2) the admissions decision notification dates.

Application Deadline:  To apply on time, you must successfully submit your application, along with all of the necessary application materials, before 11:59 PM CST the date of the application deadline.  

Admissions Decision Date:  The decision date is the date our admissions committee will respond to all complete applications. 

Round 1—Application Deadline:  January 15, 2021
Round 1—Decision Notifications: February 15, 2021

Round 2—Application Deadline:  April 15, 2021
Round 2—Decision Notifications: May 15, 2021

Round 3—Application Deadline:  July 1, 2021
Round 3—Decision Notifications: July 15, 2021

Please email with any specific questions about the admissions process.

Acceptance of admission

 If admitted to the program, a $1,000 deposit is required to reserve your slot. The deposit will be applied towards program fees and is non-refundable.

International Students

The MS ISP program welcomes international applications.  International students can take the entire program online--there is no requirement to visit the university or take any classes in-person (though international students are able to attend any classes in-person).  Please note that while the standard MS ISP program is part-time (6 credit hours per semester), students can opt to take an additional independant study course each semester in order to reach 9 credit hours per semester.  Please contact us at for more information.

For more information about international admissions, please visit  All inquiries about F1 and J1 visas are handled by the international graduate admissions department.  You can also reach them by email---there are a number of different contact options listed here:

Financial Aid Information

Students who are enrolled in the program are eligible for federal loans through The University of Texas at Austin Office of Financial Aid.

Information for Veterans

Eligible students in the Master's programs can register for Veterans Education benefits through the Texas One-Stop website. Please note that Hazlewood benefits are not available for the MS ISP program. 


How to Apply

Review the required application materials and review instructions for the application process.


Tuition & Fees

Learn more about the cost of the program and potential funding assistance.