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Online Master's Degree

Cloud Computing Systems

Cloud Computing Systems
Master of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer exactly 6 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)
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Gain the skills and knowledge you need to design and operate cloud computing platforms.

The online master’s degree program in cloud computing systems from University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to give you the technical and management skills you need to design, operate, and maintain cloud computing systems and help organizations transition to cloud-based solutions. Through a broad understanding of cloud technology and its relationship to business processes, including financial management, procurement, and communications, you’ll be able to design effective cloud environments—and ultimately become a strong asset in any organization.

Total Credits Required: 36

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Foundation Course

  • (6 Credits, DCL 600T)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, CCS 610)
  • (6 Credits, CCS 625)
  • (6 Credits, CCS 630)
  • (6 Credits, CCS 640)

Capstone Course

  • (6 Credits, CCS 670)

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

Additional Program-Specific Requirements

  • 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.

Vertical Pathway

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

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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.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

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 positions in cloud computing, computer network architecture, network and computer systems administration, information technology project management, and computer systems analysis.

$330B+
Projected Revenue
The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow to $331.2 billion through 2022.
Source: Gartner | "Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud Revenue to Grow 17.5 Percent in 2019" | April 2, 2019

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Additional Program Information

  • We recommend academic and/or professional experience in information technology; if you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take
    (0 Credits, ASC 605) before beginning this program.
  • We recommend
    (0 Credits, ASC 601) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

This program requires that you use a computer with the following:

  • Microphone and speakers or headset with microphone or equivalent device(s)
  • 5 GB (gigabytes) of free hard drive space
  • 4 GB RAM or higher
  • A high-speed internet connection
  • Computer processor (Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64) running at speeds of at least 1 GHz
  • Windows 8.1 or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher for an operating system (Linux operating systems can also be used but require more technical knowledge from the user.)

Note: The higher the processor speed of your computer (e.g., 2.4–3.4 GHz), the larger the amount of available memory (e.g., 4–12 GB), and the larger the amount of available hard drive space (e.g., 5–20 GB), the better your computer will perform and the smoother your experience will be.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing & Technology Disciplines)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon encourages the enhancement of knowledge in the computing and information science fields. Membership is by invitation only. It is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate membership is open to students majoring in one of the computing disciplines who have completed at least 45 credit hours towards their degree, including 30 or more credits at UMGC (in graded coursework) and at least 15 credits from information technology and computer science courses. Undergraduate students need to have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all coursework taken from the information technology and computer science courses. Graduate student membership is open to students pursuing a master's degree in cybersecurity management and policy, cybersecurity technology, data analytics, or digital forensics and cyber investigation; a master's degree in information technology with a specialization in database systems technology, informatics, information assurance, software engineering, or telecommunications management; or a legacy master's degree in cybersecurity. Graduate students must have completed at least 18 resident credits towards their degree at UMGC, with a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher. For more information, please email upe@umgc.edu.

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