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IT: Information Assurance
Master's Specialization

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


The online master’s degree in information technology with an information assurance specialization provides a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, cybersecurity, and computer forensics. Perfect for midcareer professionals or career changers, this University of Maryland Global Campus program offers sought-after skills in network and internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, and cryptology, while also strengthening core IT knowledge and project management abilities.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 620)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 630)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 640)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 650)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 660)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, INFA 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a career in the cybersecurity and information assurance field in the areas of network and Internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptology, cyber law, and software assurance.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

You are expected to have some familiarity with Microsoft Excel. You are also expected to have some background in information technology. This background may be acquired through noncredit preparatory coursework, listed below.

If you do not have previous coursework or experience in programming, you are strongly advised to first enroll in
(0 Credits, UCSP 635) and
(0 Credits, UCSP 636) to gain the appropriate foundation. Taking
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) 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
  • $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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Information Assurance
Graduate Certificate

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


With a graduate certificate in information assurance from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll gain a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, cybersecurity, and computer forensics. The curriculum has been developed in conjunction with top employers, so you'll build real-world experience through interactions with actual organizations and learn job-relevant skills from case studies of real information assurance crises.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)
    (must be taken as one of the first two credit-bearing courses in the program)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 620)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 630)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 640)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 650)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in network and Internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, and cryptology.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

This program is appropriate for midcareer professionals or career changers. We recommend a background in computing and programming. We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
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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Management: Homeland Security Management
Master's Specialization

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


The online master’s in management specialization in homeland security management at University of Maryland Global Campus will prepare you for professional positions concerned with protecting the country against natural and human-made domestic and international threats such as terrorism, transnational crime, and cybercrime. In this program, you will learn about maintaining cybersecurity, transportation security, intelligence, civil liberties, emerging technology integration, international engagement, and private-sector partnerships and collaboration. You’ll attain the requisite knowledge and skills necessary for professional homeland security positions involving cybersecurity, risk and threat assessments, the design and management of operational disaster relief recovery, and the development of strategies essential to the protection of individuals, facilities, and critical infrastructure.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630)

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, HSMN 610)

  • (3 Credits, HSMN 625)

  • (3 Credits, HSMN 630)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 660)

  • (3 Credits, BSBD 641)

  • (3 Credits, EMAN 620)

  • (3 Credits, HSMN 670)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to take a leadership role in protecting against natural and human-induced threats to homeland security.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take
(0 Credits, UCSP 620) before
(3 Credits, MGMT 640). If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take
(0 Credits, UCSP 630) before
(3 Credits, MGMT 650). Taking
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) is recommended to improve writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
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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