In the graduate certificate in cybersecurity management and policy program at University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll examine governmental and organizational responses to cybersecurity threats. You'll assess technical and organizational controls that can prevent and detect cyber intrusions and create and assess policies and procedures to restore operations after a cyber attack. You'll explore the legal foundations of cybersecurity as well as the roles of government, international, and private organizations.

The program also provides you with a broad analytical framework for evaluating and solving cybersecurity problems. The curriculum features emerging topics in the field and was developed with the help of an advisory board of senior security executives, so what you're learning is on the cutting edge of cybersecurity.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Cybersecurity Management and Policy Graduate Certificate

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Conduct vulnerability and risk assessments
  • Write business continuity plans and procedures
  • Develop policies for the appropriate and ethical employment of all cyber tools

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Analyze a series of privacy policies and critique them from a legal and organizational perspective
  • Create vulnerability and risk analyses

Cybersecurity Management and Policy Graduate Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required: 18

  • CBR 600
  • CMP 610
  • CMP 620

Course Rules and Program Progression

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed. 
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses.

Vertical Pathway

If you complete the computer networks and cybersecurity bachelor's degree at UMGC, you could be eligible to reduce your graduate coursework with a vertical pathway.

Overall Certificate Requirements

Review the overall graduate certificate requirements on the certificates overview webpage.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you pursue positions managing cyber security functions.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

This program is designed for midcareer professionals or those new to the field. We recommend a background in computing and programming. If you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take ASC 605. If you have not taken programming courses, we recommend you take ASC 609 and ASC 611 prior to taking core courses. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Facts & Figures

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Computing Club aims to create a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields.

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Cyber Competition Team represents UMGC at various cybersecurity events and highly competitive tournaments nationwide. Students hone their cybersecurity skills, learn to work effectively as a team, and network with other students, cyber professionals, and prospective employers.