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Online Master's Degree Cloud Computing Systems

Cloud Computing Systems
Master of Science
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer exactly 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $534 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $336 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Gain skills and hands-on experience in some of today’s most advanced cloud technologies with an online cloud computing systems master’s degree from University of Maryland Global Campus. Network with classmates and learn from faculty working in the field as you prepare for leadership roles in the design of and transition to cloud-based systems. With online courses built for the working professional, UMGC also offers scholarships, financial aid, an interest-free monthly payment plan, and no-cost digital materials in place of most textbooks to help make your education as affordable as possible.

Earn a Hands-On Cloud Computing Degree

This online master’s degree program curriculum is designed with input from industry leaders, resulting in up-to-date course content that is aligned to industry certifications in cloud and network computing. The program is built for individuals looking to advance their careers in cloud computing, network architecture, IT project management, and more, and will provide you with critical technical skills, as well as skills in management and communication.

By completing this degree online, you may be able to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Work on industry-relevant, hands-on projects using state-of-the-art cloud and networking tools such as AWS, Azure, and GCP.
  • Explore training and online learning opportunities with our AWS Academy membership.
  • Develop a portfolio in the capstone course that highlights actual cloud migrations and implementations completed in the program.
  • Use an accelerated pathway to reduce your coursework for this program by up to 6 credits, saving you time and money.
  • See if you are eligible to join Upsilon Pi Epsilon, an international honor society for the computing and IT disciplines.

See Courses & Program Info

View a complete list of cloud computing courses, program-specific and degree-level requirements, recommended experience, and more.

Gain Career-Focused Experience in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is an in-demand and fast-growing field. This program is designed to prepare you to take on technical and management roles in large-scale cloud migrations. Coursework emphasizes critical skills in network engineering, communication, business, financial management, and more. 

Our high-level, practicing faculty members contribute to and update the curriculum regularly with a focus on helping students achieve these learning goals:

Advance Your Career in Cloud Computing

This program is designed to help prepare you for positions in cloud computing, computer network architecture, network and computer systems administration, IT project management, and computer systems analysis. At UMGC, you can work at your own pace, network with your peers, and learn from instructors who currently work in the field. Our graduates may enter roles such as cloud engineer, cloud architect, network engineer, solutions architect, cloud computing consultant, and more.

Bolu A. (left), Atlanta, GA

Jobs Increase
Employment for computer and information systems managers is expected to grow by 16 percent from 2021 to 2031.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | 2023
Cloud Spending
Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is expected to reach nearly $600 billion in 2023.
Source: Gartner, Inc. | “Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud End-User Spending to Reach Nearly $500 Billion in 2022” | 2022
Data Stored in Cloud
The amount of data stored in the cloud (instead of on-premises) globally is expected to exceed 200 zetabytes by 2025. One zetabyte is equal to approximately a billion terabytes or a trillion gigabytes.
Source: Cybersecurity Ventures & Arcserve | “The 2020 Data Attack Surface Report” | 2020

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Cloud Courses 

Throughout the curriculum, your instructors will assign coursework that is designed to help you sharpen real-world skills and gain experience that you can apply right away. In past courses, students have chosen the following assignments to complete required course assignments:  

  • Develop a cloud deployment architectural plan for the design and implementation of the BallotOnline cloud solution based on the IT business requirements of the company.  
  • Develop a networking plan (including cloud automation tools, auto-scaling, load-balancing, and resource monitoring) that will allow BallotOnline to create an isolated virtual cloud networking environment.  
  • Prepare a cloud migration plan to migrate from one cloud platform to another cloud platform.  

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