The Master of Applied Science in Information Systems Security trains students to design, implement and manage the security of real-life information systems. Through applied research and academic coursework, you will be exposed to theories and practices currently used in securing information systems. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and established research centres in a Faculty whose research topics include biometrics, cyber forensics, database security and cryptography. Financial support may be provided by a thesis advisor. This program has a Co-op option. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident
June 1 (all applicants)
October 1 (all applicants)
February 1 (all applicants)
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.