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Cybersecurity Management & Policy
Master of Science

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


An online master’s degree in cybersecurity management and policy from University of Maryland Global Campus will help you gain the tools you need to place yourself on a management track in cybersecurity. Learn how to establish, implement, and oversee a cybersecurity structure for an organization, and create a security approach that combines technology, governance, and compliance perspectives.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Foundation Course


  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)

Core Course


  • (6 Credits, CMP 610)

  • (6 Credits, CMP 620)

  • (6 Credits, CMP 630)

  • (6 Credits, CMP 640)

Capstone Course


  • (6 Credits, CYB 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare to join the management team in a public- or private-sector cybersecurity organization and develop and oversee cybersecurity policy. Potential career fields include cybersecurity and policy, data protection, and information security.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

If you do not have work experience in information technology, an IT academic background, or IT certifications, we strongly recommend you take
(0 Credits, ASC 605),
(0 Credits, ASC 609), and
(0 Credits, ASC 611). 
These courses will give you a foundation that will help you succeed in the program. We recommend
(0 Credits, ASC 601) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
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)
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)
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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Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigation
Master of Science

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


The online master’s degree in digital forensics and cyber investigation from University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to prepare you to meet the growing demand for investigative, leadership, and executive skills in analyzing and mitigating cyber crime. Learn how to determine whether a digital system has been attacked or compromised, and master reliable methods to identify, preserve, analyze, and present evidence for legal prosecution and administrative proceedings.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Foundation Course


  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, DFC 610)

  • (6 Credits, DFC 620)

  • (6 Credits, DFC 630)

  • (6 Credits, DFC 640)

Capstone Course


  • (6 Credits, CYB 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in government organizations, the private sector, and law enforcement agencies in the areas of computer and digital crime.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

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). We recommend
(0 Credits, ASC 601) if you'd like to improve your graduate 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)
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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