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Management: Information Systems & Services
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 information systems and services at University of Maryland Global Campus will teach you how to procure and use computer-based information systems for decision-making and organizational effectiveness. Learn how to integrate and use information systems to create value within your organization.

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, ISAS 600)

  • (3 Credits, ISAS 610)

  • (3 Credits, ISAS 620)

  • (3 Credits, ISAS 630)

  • (3 Credits, ISAS 640)

  • (3 Credits, ISAS 650)

  • (3 Credits, IMAT 639)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to move into management positions that include responsibility for information systems.

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 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)
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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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)
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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IT: Informatics
Master's Specialization

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


Build a strong foundation in all major categories of IT management, so you can take your career in any direction you choose. In the online IT master's specialization in informatics at University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll acquire the knowledge to become a valuable asset to any organization. Develop advanced skills in networking, security, software development, databases, web design, and IT acquisitions.

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, SWEN 603)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 645)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)

  • (3 Credits, IMAT 637)

  • (3 Credits, IMAT 639)

  • (3 Credits, IMAT 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in all major areas of IT management, including networking, security, software development, databases, web design, and IT acquisitions.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
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)
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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