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Study Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, and More

IT and computer science programs at University of Maryland Global Campus are designed with input from today's top employers to prepare you for career advancement. We offer programs in bioinformatics, biotechnology, cloud computing, computer science, cybersecurity, database systems technology, digital media, information systems, software development and security, software engineering, and more.

Our courses are taught by respected and experienced faculty with real-world expertise. Some of these courses can help you prepare for certification such as

  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA (A+, Network+, and Security+)

Choose from a Range of Online IT Programs

UMGC's continually updated curriculum incorporates real-world scenarios to help you apply your skills to the workforce right away. Choose from the following online IT degrees, certificates, and specializations:

  • Online bachelor's degrees in computer networks and cybersecurity, computer science, data science, digital media, information systems, software development and security, and more.
  • Online master's degrees in cloud computing, cyber operations, and data analytics, and IT master's specializations in database systems, software engineering, systems engineering, and more.
  • Online undergraduate certificates in business analytics, computer networking, and project management, and graduate certificates in cloud computing, cyber operations, business analytics, and more.

Study at a Respected State University

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.

In addition, our cyber competition team took 1st place in the 2021 CyberMaryland competition; 3rd Place and Honorable Mention at the 2021 MAGIC, Inc. Capture the Flag tournament; and 1st place at the 2020 MAGIC, Inc. Capture the Flag tournament.

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

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 50,000 active-duty military servicemembers, reservists, veterans, and their family members, and we boast the following accolades:

  • Military Times ranked UMGC as the top public university in its 2020 Best for Vets survey of online and nontraditional colleges and universities
  • Military Times ranked UMGC as the No. 4 cybersecurity program in the United States for 2018

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 $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 approved four-year colleges and universities
  • 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


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

UMGC is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.