MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND MANAGEMENT (MSISPM)
The ideal fit for bold, creative students who want to make governments, organizations, and private citizens safer in a connected world.
The Carnegie Mellon University MSISPM program is unique in the industry, blending technical skills with a breadth of coursework in policy, strategy, and management. This is unlike other engineering-focused programs, enabling diverse cohorts of students who can apply their unique strengths to cyber challenges.
MSISPM graduates are employed in a variety of critical roles, working across government and defense agencies, public and non-profit institutions, private firms and consulting companies. Over the past three years, 99% of our graduates had job offers within 3 months after graduation and 8 in 10 had starting salaries of $75K or more. Nearly 1 in 3 MSISPM graduates earned $100K+.
HEINZ COLLEGEHeinz College is top-ranked in cybersecurity, and has been #1 in information & technology management since 2001. As an MSISPM student, you’ll receive interdisciplinary training in Heinz College’s core strengths of technology and quantitative management with unmatched experiential learning opportunities, the hallmark of a Heinz College education and a cornerstone of your MSISPM degree.
OUR STORY: NIALL AND KAYLEE
Niall (MSISPM '17) and Kaylee White are originally from Utah, and they both came to Carnegie Mellon University for graduate school. Learn why the MSISPM program was the right fit for Niall.