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IT & Computer Science

Get an online IT degree to advance in a rapidly growing, high‑paying field.

University of Maryland Global Campus offers a wide range of online bachelor's and master's degrees and certificates to help prepare you for the next step in your information technology or computer science career.

The IT and computer science programs are designed with input from today's top employers, providing you with technical, operational, and problem-solving skills for career advancement. Many of our programs are designed to help you prepare for certification exams such as Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+).

Through CareerQuest, a UMGC-exclusive career portal, you can interact with employers and more than 80,000 students and alumni.

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Why Study IT & Computer Science at UMGC?

UMGC’s IT and computer science programs are known and respected by many of the sector’s largest employers. At UMGC, you get the quality, trusted education you need to advance in this rapidly growing, high-paying field.

  • Develop highly marketable skills: UMGC's IT and computer science programs are designed with input from today's top employers, providing you with technical, operational, and problem-solving skills for career advancement.
  • Prepare for certification: Our curriculum can help you prepare for certification exams, including Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+).
  • Learn from scholar-practitioners: Many of UMGC's IT faculty bring professional experience at the highest levels in government and private industry.
Top 100
Best Jobs
Software developer, IT manager, web developer, database administrator, information security analyst, computer systems analyst, computer network architect, computer systems administrator, and computer support specialist are in the top 100 best positions in the U.S. job market.
Source: U.S. News & World Report | "Best Technology Jobs" | 2020
531K
Projected Job Openings
The BLS projects more than 531,000 new jobs in the computer and IT industries in the United States between 2019 and 2029.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Occupational Outlook Handbook | 2020
The field of information technology changes so much, and to have that fresh knowledge of what's going on in today's IT world, it makes a huge difference in organizations, and it really makes you an asset. That's what you get from UMGC.

Shatasha S., MS in IT, Information Assurance Specialization, U.S. Army Veteran

 

Awards and Recognitions

  • No. 2 Best Online Masters

    2020

    Online Master's in Information Technology

    Guide to Online Schools

  • No. 2 Best Online Information Science Degrees for 2020

    2020

    BS in Information Systems Management

    OnlineSchoolsReport.com

  • No. 14 Most Affordable Online Master's

    2020

    Online Master's in Systems Engineering

    OnlineSchoolsReport.com

  • No. 6 Online Bachelor's

    2017

    Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management

    Best College Reviews

  • No. 3 Most Affordable Online Master's in Software Engineering

    2017

    MS in Cloud Computing Architecture, MS in Information Technology Specialization in Software Engineering

    SR Education Group

  • Effective Practice Award

    2016

    College Essentials of Computer Programming (UCSP 635)

    Online Learning Consortium

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With affordable state university tuition, scholarships, a reduced military tuition rate, and more, we bring your education within reach.

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