Information Security Policy and Management, M.Sc. | Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Information Security Policy and Management

24 months
52530 USD/year
52530 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Preventing electronic intrusion of the nation’s most critical IT networks. De-incentivizing piracy of online music and movies. Empowering private citizens to safeguard their information and protect their online identitites.  The Information Security Policy and Management program is offered by Carnegie Mellon University.


Carnegie Mellon University has long been a national asset in cybersecurity. The field is growing at an unprecedented rate and needs talented leaders—our graduates' starting salaries are a proof of that. 

Many organizations now have a Chief Information Security Officer, a role which will continue to gain in influence for years to come. With our blend of technology and management skills, Information Security Policy and Management graduates are perfectly positioned to take advantage of this dramatic shift.


The Carnegie Mellon University mission is to create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being.

To cultivate a transformative university community committed to :

  • attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; 
  • creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish
  • ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential.

To impact society in a transformative way — regionally, nationally, and globally — by engaging with partners outside the traditional borders of the university campus.


Carnegie Mellon University has been ranked #1 in Information Technology and Management by US News & World Report.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business English
  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining SAS
  • Cybersecurity in Critical Infrastructure
  • Data Warehousing
  • Decision Analysis and Multi-Criteria Decision Making
  • Economic Analysis
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Security Risk Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

The application deadline is January 10, but we will continue to accept applications after the deadline as long as space remains in the incoming class. To submit the application, you’ll need to do the following:

  • answer required questions within the online application form
  • upload required essay and résumé
  • register each recommender's name and email address
  • enter test date and registration number for any required standardized test(s)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    52530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26265 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26265 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000
Financing partner Prodigy Finance Loans for tuition and living costs from $15,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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