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Online Graduate Certificate

Cybersecurity Management
& Policy

Cybersecurity Management & Policy
Graduate Certificate
DEGREE AT A GLANCE
  • 18 credits
  • Transfer exactly 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION RATES
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Gain expertise by pursuing a graduate certificate in cybersecurity management and policy.

The online graduate certificate in cybersecurity management and policy at University of Maryland Global Campus provides a broad analytical framework for evaluating and solving cybersecurity problems. Examine governmental and organizational responses to cybersecurity threats, assess technical and organizational controls used to detect and prevent intrusions, and create policies and procedures to restore operations after a cyber attack. You’ll also explore the legal foundations of cybersecurity, as well as the roles of government and international and private organizations.

Total Credits Required: 18

Take the following courses in the order listed:

  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)
  • (6 Credits, CMP 610)
  • (6 Credits, CMP 620)

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed.
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course.
  • The grade of C is not available for these courses.
  • The courses in this program will have seven-day and 60-day options for the grade of Incomplete.

Accelerated Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in cybersecurity technology, an accelerated pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in this field may allow you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

Explore the MARS Program in Your Courses

Some of UMGC's online cyber graduate courses utilize the Multi-Dimensional Applied Relevant System (MARS), an AI-driven virtual learning platform that allows students to demonstrate their abilities and apply their cyber skills in a practical, immersive environment.

 

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each certificate webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all certificates.

Program Highlights

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

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help you pursue positions managing cybersecurity functions.

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Additional Program Information

We recommend a background in computing and programming. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

For some of the upper-level cybersecurity and IT courses in this program, you will need equipment that meets the following specifications. Courses in graphics- or computing-intensive disciplines may require a higher processing speed, more RAM, and/or better screen resolution.

Hardware Requirements

  • 64-bit processor, Intel Core i5 (7th generation or higher), or equivalent (e.g., AMD, M1) 
  • Processor speed: 1.5 GHz or higher (2 GHz recommended) 
  • Storage: At least 250 GB (SSD [preferred] or HD), with at least 30 percent free space 
  • RAM: At least 4 GB (8 GB recommended) 
  • Display/monitor: Minimum 13” 
  • Screen resolution: Minimum 1280 px x 1024 px 
  • Keyboard and mouse/trackpad 
  • High-speed Internet connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) 
  • 32-bit video card

Operating System

Choose one of the following:

  • Windows 10 (recommended; version 1909 or higher required for any course using Adobe Creative Cloud) 
  • Mac OS X 10.15 or higher 
  • Ubuntu 18.04+ (or other Linux LTS) 

Software

  • Microsoft Office 2019 or later (Office 365 Education is available for free with your student email address.) 
  • Most recent version/update of a web browser (Firefox, Safari, or Chrome) 
  • Antivirus software 
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader 

Additional Recommendations

  • Built-in camera (or USB port for a webcam)
  • Built-in microphone and speakers (or USB ports for external audio devices)

Computing Club

The Computing Club provides a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Students and alumni can join the Computing Club group on CareerQuest.


Cyber Competition Team

The Cyber Competition Team represents UMGC at various cybersecurity events and tournaments nationwide. Being a member of the team gives students an opportunity to develop their cybersecurity skills and network with other students. The team is open to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni through a tryout process. Email jesse.varsalone@umgc.edu or visit the team webpage to learn more.

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