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Cyber Operations
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online graduate certificate in cyber operations from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll learn the essential aspects of cyber operations, risk analysis, cyber defense, and cryptography. You'll also learn how to build defenses as an integral part of a computing system and how to detect and defend against vulnerabilities and intrusions on a variety of platforms.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

  • (6 Credits, DCL 600T)

  • (6 Credits, COP 610)

  • (6 Credits, COP 620)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for a career as a cyber defense analyst, forensics analyst, or incident responder; cyber operator; or secure software assessor.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

Ideally, you should have recently completed an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related discipline. You are expected to be familiar with cybersecurity and computer science concepts and be comfortable developing code in at least one programming language. Experience performing cybersecurity tasks in a work environment would enhance the learning experience.

If you do not have work experience in information technology, computer networks, or cybersecurity, you are advised to take
(0 Credits, ASC 605) first. If you have not taken programming courses previously, you are strongly encouraged to take
(0 Credits, ASC 609). Taking
(0 Credits, ASC 601) is recommended to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • All courses available online
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Cybersecurity Management & Policy
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online graduate certificate in cybersecurity management and policy at University of Maryland Global Campus provides a broad analytical framework for evaluating and solving cybersecurity problems. Examine governmental and organizational responses to cybersecurity threats, assess technical and organizational controls used to detect and prevent intrusions, and create policies and procedures to restore operations after a cyber attack. You’ll also explore the legal foundations of cybersecurity, as well as the roles of government and international and private organizations.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Take the following courses in the order listed:


  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)

  • (6 Credits, CMP 610)

  • (6 Credits, CMP 620)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you pursue positions managing cybersecurity 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
(0 Credits, ASC 605). If you have not taken programming courses, we recommend you take
(0 Credits, ASC 609) and
(0 Credits, ASC 611) prior to taking core courses. We recommend
(0 Credits, ASC 601) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Cybersecurity Technology
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


In online master’s program in cybersecurity technology at University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll develop cybersecurity strategies using interpersonal and leadership skills as part of a diverse and multidisciplinary cybersecurity team to build, configure, monitor, maintain, and secure cybersecurity technology environments and operations. Learn how cybersecurity technology underpins the success of organizations. The program offers a wide perspective of the field, providing the understanding of cybersecurity technology needed while balancing the use of people, policy, and technology in shaping the future of cybersecurity.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Foundation Course


  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, CST 610)

  • (6 Credits, CST 620)

  • (6 Credits, CST 630)

  • (6 Credits, CST 640)

Capstone Course


  • (6 Credits, CYB 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to develop mission-focused digital strategies for organizations. Potential career fields include cybersecurity and technology architecture, information security, cybersecurity analysis and engineering, board advising, and cybersecurity consulting.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

You are expected to have a strong understanding of information technology, computer networks, databases, and the internet. This background may be acquired through noncredit preparatory coursework, listed below.

If you do not have such IT knowledge or experience, you are strongly advised to take the noncredit course
(0 Credits, ASC 605) first. Taking
(0 Credits, ASC 601) is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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