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Why Information Security and Privacy?
The Master of Science in Information Security and Privacy (ISP) is the nation’s premiere professional degree program for those seeking employment or advancement in management or executive roles in information security and privacy. The Center for Identity joined with The University of Texas School of Information (ranked among the Top 5 in the U.S.) 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 existing programs in cybersecurity and information assurance.
- Study in-person or online via synchronous remote learning (there are no in-person requirements for this program, though students can choose a mix of online and in-person if they wish)
- No GRE/GMAT scores required
- Classes meet one weekend per month (Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm CT)
- Graduate in 21 months with a degree from the UT Austin
- Classes begin Fall 2021
- Tuition is $45,000 (Payable by Semester)
Who Should Apply
The MS ISP program is looking for qualified candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds. The MS ISP curriculum takes a 360-degree, holistic view of identity management. Similarly, our admissions committee takes a 360-degree view of each applicant file. No prerequisite classes or background in information security and privacy are required. An invitation to apply is open to anyone looking to guide businesses, government agencies, and law enforcement toward effective solutions in information security and privacy. The MS ISP curriculum is designed to engage professionals working across all sectors to address information security and privacy challenges and opportunities, including mid and upper-level management, human resources, policy and governance, law enforcement, and information technology, or those wishing to develop the expertise to obtain such roles.
All classes are offered online or in-person, and meet one weekend per month (Fridays and Saturdays 8am-5pm) for 21 months. For students who choose to attend in person, classes are held at the University's campus in Austin, one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and a meeting place for business, technology and entrepreneurial leaders. Online students attend classes simultaneously via a convenient web conferencing application.
Utilizing the interdisciplinary excellence of the School of Information in particular and The University of Texas at Austin as a whole, the subject matter expertise of the Center for Identity, and the leadership of Center and iSchool partners, the program provides a 360-degree perspective on information security and privacy that is not available through existing programs in cybersecurity and information assurance.