The Master of Science in Identity Management and Security (MSIMS) is the Nation’s premiere professional degree program for those seeking employment or advancement in management or executive roles in identity security, or privacy. The Center for Identity joined with The University of Texas School of Information (ranked among the Top 5 in the Nation) to offer this unique interdisciplinary program bringing together law, public policy, communications, technology and the social sciences. The MSIMS delivers a 360-degree perspective of information security and privacy not available through existing programs in cybersecurity and information assurance.
Graduates from the MSIMS will join one of the fastest growing fields in today’s marketplace. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the International Association of Privacy Professionals both indicate that jobs in information security and privacy are expected to grow steadily over the next 10 years.
As valuable leaders in an emerging discipline that impacts a wide range of industries, government and law enforcement, MSIMS graduates are in high demand.
World Class Curriculum
The University of Texas at Austin offers you the opportunity to become one of those leaders. The Master of Science in Identity Management and Security (MSIMS) degree program trains new professionals in these fast-growing and critical areas.
The MSIMS degree program, offered by the top-ranked School of Information in conjunction with the Center for Identity, is designed for working professionals looking for the flexibility to advance their opportunities while remaining in the workforce.
Classes are offered online or in-person, and meet one weekend per month (Fridays and Saturdays) for two years. For students who choose to attend in person, classes are held at the University's campus in Austin, one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and a meeting place for business, technology and entrepreneurial leaders. Online students attend classes simultaneously via a convenient web conferencing application.
What Students Are Saying about MSIMS
“Entering my second year of MSIMS Program, I began my hunt for an Information Security Job with my company USAA. I am happy to say, that I was selected for an Information Security Advisor Position. The employment advice shared during the Identity Security course and information security material that I have learned throughout the MSIMS Program allowed me to have an in-depth security conversation, share my knowledge, experience, and passion for information security. The MSIMS Program and its exceptional Professors prepared me for this job opportunity and helped me land the job!”
Chris Del Valle – Information Security Advisor, USAA Current MSIMS Student