Master of Science in Identity Management and Security (MSIMS)

Program Overview

The Importance of Identity Management, Security, and Privacy
Identity is currency in an increasingly global, anonymous society. Consumers, businesses and government agencies use Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to establish trust, and to exchange money, goods, and services. The value of this currency is growing rapidly across all market sectors, as more and more organizations share, collect, store, provide, and rely on PII.

Professionals who understand the business practices, policy, law, communications, technology, and social solutions for managing, protecting, and securing PII, as well as the decisions made by governments, private entities, and individuals with respect to PII collection and surveillance, will be leaders in the effort to guarantee trusted transactions, combat identity theft and fraud, and protect privacy.

World Class Curriculum from a Top-Ranked University
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 nationally 6th 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.

Flexible Design for Working Professionals
Courses will be offered one weekend a month 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. The program will also be offered simultaneously online for students who are not able to attend classes in Austin.

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