Skip Navigation
Skip to Menu Toggle Button
Online Graduate Certificate

Information Assurance

Information Assurance
Graduate Certificate
DEGREE AT A GLANCE
  • 15 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION RATES
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Apply Now

Build skills to stand out in the fast-growing fields of information assurance and cybersecurity.

With a graduate certificate in information assurance from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll gain a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, cybersecurity, and computer forensics. The curriculum has been developed in conjunction with top employers, so you'll build real-world experience through interactions with actual organizations and learn job-relevant skills from case studies of real information assurance crises.

Courses

Total Credits Required: 15

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, INFA 610)
    (must be taken as one of the first two credit-bearing courses in the program)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 620)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 630)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 640)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 650)

Search Course Catalogs

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 prepare you for work in network and internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, and cryptology.

Allison "Jill" O. (center), Bristol, TN

You might be interested in similar programs

Additional Program Information

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

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.

FAQs

Contact Us

Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you’re a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

Personal Information
Contact Information
Additional Information
This field is required.
This field is required.
 

By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you intend to sign this form electronically and that your electronic signature is the equivalent of a handwritten signature, with all the same legal and binding effect. You are giving your express written consent without obligation for UMGC to contact you regarding our educational programs and services using e-mail, phone, or text, including automated technology for calls and/or texts to the mobile number(s) provided. For more details, including how to opt out, read our privacy policy or contact an admissions advisor.

Please wait, your form is being submitted.