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 application, please visit: https://msisp.ischool.utexas.edu/graduate-degree/how-apply.
To schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with an MS ISP enrollment advisor please visit our request information page.
Admissions Dates and Deadlines
We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2022. Admissions for Fall 2023 will begin on October 1, 2022.
Acceptance of admission
If admitted to the program, a $1,000 deposit is required to reserve your space. The deposit will be applied towards Fall tuition and is non-refundable.
The MS ISP program welcomes international applications. International students that wish to take the standard part-time program from their home country can take the entire program online--there is no requirement to visit the university or take any classes in-person.
International students intending to study in the U.S. under an F1 or J1 Visa are required to enroll in an additional 3-credit hour independent study course each semester (not including summer) in order to reach the full-time enrollment status required for the Visa.
The tuition cost for full-time students is $63,000. Full-time students studying on an F1 or J1 visa must attend ALL classes in-person. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or schedule an appointment with an enrollment advisor: https://msisp.ischool.utexas.edu/request-information.
Please note that as per University of Texas guidelines for Option III programs (including the MSISP), MSISP students are not elegible for TA, AI, GRA, AA, or A(G) appointments or departmental fellowships, nor for university financial aid, except federal guaranteed loans and some private sector loans.
The MS ISP program is STEM-designated, and full-time MS ISP students are eligible to apply for OPT (12 months) and then for the 24-month STEM OPT extension at the end of their OPT period, provided that they have an employer/employment that meets the STEM eligibility requirements.
For more information about international admissions, please visit https://gradschool.utexas.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/international-students. 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: https://gradschool.utexas.edu/admissions/contact.
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 program 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.