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Gain Career-Focused Skills & Knowledge

Prepare for a successful future by earning a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or certificate in cybersecurity at University of Maryland Global Campus. Learn to protect valuable data assets and develop next-generation cyber skills to anticipate and avoid cyber threats. With online and hybrid course options, an award-winning cyber competition team, and multiple industry connections, UMGC is a leader in cybersecurity education and training. Our cybersecurity programs can help you

  • Gain cutting-edge knowledge and skills through coursework designed by industry experts
  • Gain hands-on experience and learn from knowledgeable faculty
  • Prepare for industry certification exams like CCNA, A+, Network+, Security+, and CISSP

Choose from a Wide Range of Cyber Programs

UMGC's continually updated curriculum incorporates real-world scenarios to help you apply your skills to the workforce right away. Choose from bachelor's degrees, master’s degrees, and certificates that are designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge to specialize in the cybersecurity field of your choice.

  • Bachelor’s degrees: We offer bachelor's degrees in computer networks and cybersecurity, management and policy, and software development and security.
  • Master’s degrees: We offer master's degrees in high-demand areas like cloud computing, cyberaccounting, digital forensics, management and policy, and more.
  • Certificates: Build your credentials quickly by earning an online certificate in an area such as cyber operations, information assurance, or networking.

Study at a Respected State University

A respected and accredited public state university, UMGC won the SC Magazine award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program two years in a row and the EC-Council Academia Circle of Excellence Award in 2018.

UMGC has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the DC3 Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance.

Explore Ways to Make Your Degree Affordable

We are committed to helping you find ways to meet, manage, and lower your education costs. Just last year, UMGC awarded over $15 million in scholarship funds to our students. But that's not all. We offer several options to help you save time and money. These include:

  • No-cost digital resources that have replaced textbooks for nearly every course
  • Accepting up to 70 credits from approved two-year schools and community colleges and 90 credits from all sources combined toward a bachelor's degree
  • Federal financial aid, loans, grants, and scholarships available for those who qualify
  • Our interest-free monthly payment plan
  • Tuition assistance and/or veterans education benefits for those who qualify
  • Employer discounts for eligible employees and their spouses and dependents through alliances with public and private sector organizations

Share in Our Rich Military Heritage

We have been serving the higher education needs of the U.S. Armed Forces since 1947. Today, we enroll more than 55,000 active-duty military servicemembers, reservists, veterans, and their family members, and we boast the following accolades:

  • Military Times ranked UMGC as the No. 1 "Best for Vets Employer" in Education-Teaching-Administration for 2021
  • Military Times ranked UMGC as the No. 3 "Best for Vets 2020" in Online and Non-Traditional Schools for 2019

Gain Access to Lifetime Career Services

We’re committed to helping you find the job you want in the field you love. For almost a decade, we've been providing our students and alumni with a full suite of lifetime career services—at no cost, and for the rest of your life. When we say that we offer lifetime career services, we mean it! We're proud to give our students and alumni access to the following resources:

  • Virtual recruitment fairs multiple times a year
  • 24/7 access to CareerQuest, our employer database that contains job and internship postings, tools to help with your resume and interview skills, and other career resources
  • Career planning guidance and support
  • Mentoring and network programs


Effective July 1, 2019, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) changed its name to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

University of Maryland Global Campus is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. UMGC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland and is governed by the USM Board of Regents. UMGC is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). University of Maryland Global Campus, 9625 Belvoir Road, Barden Education Center, Building 1017, Room 128, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060.