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Information Systems Security (MASc)

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Program overview

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. 

Program details

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.

Proficiency in English

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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Information Systems Security MASc (45 credits)


credits of Core Courses

  INSE 6110 Foundations of Cryptography (4.00)
  INSE 6120 Crypto-Protocol and Network Security (4.00)
  INSE 6130 Operating Systems Security (4.00)

4credits chosen from courses approved by the student's supervisor(s), and either the Graduate Program Director of the Director of the Institute.


  INSE 8901 Master of Applied Science Research and Thesis (29.00)

In order to graduate, students must have a CGPA of at least 2.70.

Please apply online. Read the how-to guide for application procedures. 

1. Submit your application and pay a $100 CAD application fee. A student ID number will be issued

2. Upload required documents. This link can also be found on the Student Hub's My CU Account page.

3. A completed file that is ready to be assessed will include:

4. An admission offer will not be issued until a supervisor match has been made. Students are encouraged to review the list of faculty members' field of interests and directly contact those with whom you would like to work.  

For initial assessment purposes, scanned and uploaded copies of documents are accepted.  To finalize a file, once admitted, Concordia University will require official documents.

Information Systems Security
Canadian / International /
Permanent Resident
MASc June 1 Oct. 1 Feb. 1

For topic area course lists, please visit the Graduate Calendar.

For course descriptions, please visit the Graduate Calendar.

The Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary institute, housing state-of-the-art facilities for world-class research and hands-on training. Faculty members are involved in a wide range of research projects sponsored by both the industry and government agencies. The institute is at the forefront of innovative research in current and emerging information systems engineering technologies, including cyber-security, digital forensics, smart grid security, network security, mobile security, blockchain technology, cyber-physical systems security, Internet of Things, machine learning, data analytics and data-driven decision-making, artificial intelligence, lean engineering and supply chain management, intelligent quality systems, smart cities, multi-agent systems, data driven diagnostics and prognostics, network optimization and management, cloud computing, aerospace design engineering, and Industry 4.0.

Concordia’s Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science offers modern, well equipped research laboratories and facilities for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other research personnel.

The Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering is an international centre of teaching and learning excellence established as a department within the Faculty. It promotes interdisciplinary research and development of information technologies in software and systems engineering. CIISE has three affiliated research laboratories:

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