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MSISPM Dual Degrees


The Heinz College MSISPM Program has a dual degree partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Dual degree programs have distinct admissions requirements, please contact the Admissions office for more information.

Duration: 4 years

As the cybersecurity and information privacy landscapes become increasingly complex, great minds are needed to tackle the many legal gray areas facing private citizens, organizations, and governments in the digital world. A deep understanding of security, privacy, and policy concerns and how they relate to the law benefits attorneys and security practitioners alike.

If your future career lies at the intersection of cybersecurity and the law, the MSISPM-JD dual degree track will get you the comprehensive education you need in less time—and at a significantly lower cost—by merging the quantitative power and interdisciplinary training of a Heinz College MSISPM degree with a rigorous legal education from University of Pittsburgh.

Students in this dual degree option spend their first year studying full-time at either of the two schools, and the second year full-time at the other. Years three and four are integrated.

Degrees earned:

Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management (MSISPM)
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College

Juris Doctorate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Admissions:

Students must complete applications for both Heinz College and University of Pittsburgh School of Law and be accepted into both programs—students must therefore take the GMAT or GRE, as well as the LSAT. A third, separate “joint-degree program application” is required by University of Pittsburgh.

Admission to the MSISPM-JD dual degree program can be granted prior to or during the first year of study at either school, meaning first-year students in either program can still seek admission into the MSISPM-JD track and stay on the four-year dual-degree schedule.

Heinz College application deadline: January 10

University of Pittsburgh School of Law application deadline: March 1 

Financial aid and scholarships are available for MSISPM-JD from both Heinz College and University of Pittsburgh. Please contact each school’s admissions office for more information.

Contact Heinz College
Contact University of Pittsburgh School of Law