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Online Master's Degree


Master of Science
  • 30 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Develop skills in cyberaccounting, data analytics, and information systems.

The online master’s degree program in cyberaccounting at University of Maryland Global Campus can help you develop synergistic knowledge and cutting-edge technology skill sets in cyberaccounting, data analytics, fraud and forensic accounting, and information systems security. Using a collaborative cross-disciplinary approach to address the digital disruption facing today’s business organizations, this program can help you transition into accounting positions no matter what stage you’re at in your career.

Total Credits Required: 30

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

Accounting Courses
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 610)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 628)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 630)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 635)
Information Systems Security Course
  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)
Integrated Accounting and Information Systems Security Courses
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 618)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 620)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 645)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 660)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 670)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 610) is prerequisite to all graduate accounting courses.
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 618) is prerequisite to (3 Credits, ACCT 620).
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 628) should be completed before (3 Credits, ACCT 630).
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 618), (3 Credits, ACCT 628), and (3 Credits, ACCT 630) are prerequisite to (3 Credits, ACCT 645).
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 618), (3 Credits, ACCT 628), (3 Credits, ACCT 630), and (3 Credits, INFA 610) are prerequisite to (3 Credits, ACCT 660).
  • You must complete all program coursework except (3 Credits, ACCT 635) or (3 Credits, ACCT 660) before enrolling in (3 Credits, ACCT 670).
  • If you have already earned 3 undergraduate credits in accounting ethics, you may replace (3 Credits, ACCT 635) with (3 Credits, INFA 660).

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 above five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.
Sequence Course
1 (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
2 (3 Credits, ACCT 610)
3 (3 Credits, INFA 610)
4 (3 Credits, ACCT 618)
5 (3 Credits, ACCT 628)
6 (3 Credits, ACCT 620)
7 (3 Credits, ACCT 630)
8 (3 Credits, ACCT 645)
9 (3 Credits, ACCT 660)
10 (3 Credits, ACCT 635)
11 (3 Credits, ACCT 670)

Accelerated Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in accounting, an accelerated 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 2023–2024 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 you prepare for an organizational leadership position in accounting, data analytics, or information systems security.

Ashley W., Collingdale, PA

There are more than 1.4 million accounting and auditing professionals in the United States.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | "Occupational Outlook Handbook: Accountants and Auditors" | 2020

Industry Certification Exams

This program is designed to help prepare you for the following certification exams.

Additional Program Information

Before enrolling in any graduate accounting course, you must do one of the following:

  • Complete 15 credits of undergraduate accounting coursework, with a grade of C or better in each course; upon submission of an official transcript, you may be accepted into the degree program with fewer than the required 15 credits of undergraduate accounting coursework, but you must complete that coursework before enrolling in your first graduate accounting course.
  • Earn a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license as determined by a State Board of Accountancy; upon submission of documentation and verification of your having earned a CPA license, you may enroll in a graduate accounting course.

You are expected to have familiarity with Microsoft Excel. You should also have a recent background in accounting. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

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