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Online Graduate Certificate

Information Assurance

Information Assurance
Graduate Certificate
AT A GLANCE
  • 15 credits
  • Transfer up to 3 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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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)

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 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

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Job Openings
U.S. employers advertised nearly 508,000 job openings for cybersecurity workers between June 2019 and May 2020.
Source: Burning Glass Technologies | "CyberSeek™ Releases New Cybersecurity Job Market Data" | July 15, 2020

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Additional Program Information

  • We recommend a background in computing and programming.
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    (0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

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 cyber team webpage to learn more.

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