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Review the information below to successfully submit your MSISPM application

Information Security Policy and Management (MSISPM) Application Process


The Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management (MSISPM) program has multiple tracks emphasizing multidisciplinary thinking, teamwork, and leadership development through specialized academic pathways, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. Some tracks have different application requirements, so it is important for you to review the information below regarding the application deadline and requirements before you begin your online application.

Before you begin your online application, please carefully review the information below.

MSISPM is a STEM-designated degree program. Students enrolled in the program are eligible for 24-month OPT STEM extension. For more information, visit the Office of International Education’s website.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application deadline is January 10, but we will continue to accept applications after the deadline as long as space remains in the incoming class. To submit the application, you’ll need to do the following:

  • answer required questions within the online application form
  • upload required essay and résumé
  • register each recommender's name and email address
  • enter test date and registration number for any required standardized test(s)

Supporting materials (transcripts, test scores, recommendations) can arrive after the deadline without negatively impacting your admission decision or scholarship review. Applications are reviewed after all required materials have been received. Certain scholarship awards may be limited for applications received after the deadline. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you are interested in submitting an application after the published deadline.

Schedule a Visit

Schedule a visit to our campus to learn more about CMU and interact with current MSISPM students and faculty members.

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Attend an Online Info Session

Register to attend an upcoming live webinar, or view any of our previously recorded webinars at your convenience.

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Attend Fall Visitation Weekend

RSVP for our 2018 Fall Visitation Weekend, where you can meet fellow applicants, current students, and faculty members.

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Request Information

Request email updates or additional information about the MSISPM program.

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Events Near You

Find out about Heinz College events near your hometown, including visits from reps from our Office of Admissions.

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Application Checklist


Before you begin the online application process, please carefully review the list of application requirements and admission criteria for the Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management (MSISPM) program.

The Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications, and we will complete the review of your application after we have received all of your application materials.

Tracks with Additional Application Requirements

MSISPM-JD Dual Degree with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Applicants can opt to obtain admission to either the MSISPM or Pitt Law JD program prior to the first year of study at either school.

Applicants can opt to obtain admission to either the MSISPM or Pitt Law JD program (or both) prior to the first year of study at either school, and/or apply to the second school during their first year of study.

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SMU Fast-Track Program

SMU Fast-Track students are required to complete an admissions interview with Heinz College representatives.

SMU Fast-Track students are required to complete an admissions interview with Heinz College representatives.

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Applying to an Accelerated Master's Program as an Undergraduate Student


Required Quantitative Preparation


The master’s programs at Heinz College are quantitatively-focused. In order to ensure success for our master’s students, the faculty have established guidelines for preparedness that must be achieved prior to starting classes at Heinz College. In some cases, the required preparation may be completed prior to submitting your application for admission. For other students, the preparation may be completed between the time you have been admitted and prior to the start of your first semester as a Heinz College student.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Didn't find what you were looking for on this page? Check out our Admissions Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information on any of the topics or processes outlined above.

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