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Cybersecurity Technology
Bachelor of Science

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


In the online cybersecurity technology bachelor's degree program, you'll learn the operational procedures and technologies to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot corporate networks while applying cybersecurity principles operationally. Plus, your coursework can help prepare you for several cybersecurity certification exams.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 202)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 291)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 320)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 321)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 326)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 351)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 495)
  • Three upper-level courses (9 credits) chosen from the following:
    • Any upper-level CMIT courses

    • (3 Credits, CCJS 321).

Digital Forensics Focus

If you are interested in a career in digital forensics, you can take three of the following upper-level courses to satisfy the 9-credit requirement listed above:


  • (3 Credits, CCJS 321)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 424)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 440)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 460)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for a career in network management, network security, systems administration, or cybersecurity threat analysis and management, whether you're new to the IT field or looking to move up to middle management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 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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Computer Science
Bachelor of Science

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


With an online bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll learn how to plan, design, develop, and optimize computer software and systems for commercial and government environments. Designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, this versatile program provides students with opportunities for professional development and strong foundational skills in programming languages, software development, complex algorithms, database systems, and data structures.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 141)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 242)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 310)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 300)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 350)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 330)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 335)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 330)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 320)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 430)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 451)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 495)

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education or elective requirements.


  • (4 Credits, MATH 140)

  • (4 Credits, MATH 141)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 150)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 102)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help provide you with a foundation for a career in software architecture or engineering, application software design, or systems analysis, programming, or engineering in corporate organizations and government agencies.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have previous professional programming experience or experience programming as a hobby.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 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
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)
  • 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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