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Online Master’s Degree: Cybersecurity Management & Policy

Cybersecurity Management & Policy
Master of Science
  • 30 credits
  • Transfer exactly 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $336 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Stand out in the market by earning a Master of Science in cybersecurity management and policy at University of Maryland Global Campus. This career-relevant online master’s degree program will give working professionals the crucial skills that employers are looking for. Study in a convenient online classroom with knowledgeable professors who are veterans in their industries. Access course materials that are available as no-cost electronic resources for most courses in this program, so you can save money on textbooks. And gain knowledge you can apply on the job right away! 

Earn a Well-Respected Graduate Cybersecurity Master’s

UMGC’s online cybersecurity management and policy master’s degree is perfect for busy professionals who are looking to advance their management careers in this fast-growing industry. Today’s employers need working professionals who have a full understanding of a company’s governance, risk, and compliance issues. This online program will expand your knowledge base and prepare you to fill that growing need.

Here are a few of the benefits of joining this graduate program:

  • UMGC has received special designations for its cybersecurity programs from the NSA, DHS, and DC3.
  • If you earned an undergraduate degree in cybersecurity management and policy, an accelerated pathway allows you to transfer some of those credits towards this program.
  • You can join one of our cyber- or IT-focused student organizations like the computing club or Upsilon Pi Epsilon (the international honor society for computing and IT).
  • You can try out for the award-winning Cybersecurity Competition Team and hone your skills in the Virtual Security Lab and nationwide competitions.
  • By completing four elective courses within the same subject area, students can earn a graduate-level certificate in cybersecurity technology, digital forensics and cyber investigation, or data analytics.

Explore the MARS Program in Your Courses

Some of UMGC's online cyber graduate courses utilize the Multi-Dimensional Applied Relevant System (MARS), an AI-driven virtual learning platform that allows students to demonstrate their abilities and apply their cyber skills in a practical, immersive environment.


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Gain Career-Focused Experience

In today’s interconnected world—where vast quantities of sensitive company data are stored in computers and in the cloud—employers are on the hunt for professionals who can anticipate and protect against cyber threats. This program is designed to help students develop their skills in several in-demand areas, including risk management and assessment, corporate governance, compliance, incident response, asset management, information security, and network security.

UMGC refreshes and updates the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve the following:

Study in a Specially Designated Cyber Program

UMGC has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency and as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the DC3 Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance.

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Unlock Your Career Potential

This program is designed to help you prepare for cybersecurity management careers in many professional contexts. The skills you gain in this program translate to a number of industries, including healthcare, finance, homeland security, information security, and many more. UMGC courses are taught by experienced faculty and address skills and competencies that are highly valued by today’s employers.

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Job Openings
There are more than 750,000 openings for cybersecurity professionals across the United States.
Source: CyberSeek | Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heatmap | April 1, 2023
Jobs in Cyber Management
Of the 750,000 openings for cybersecurity professionals in the United States, more than 350,000 of these positions are responsible for providing leadership or management direction.
Source: CyberSeek | Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heatmap | April 1, 2023
Annual Cost of Cybercrime
The annual cost of damages resulting from cybercrime is set to reach $10.5 trillion by 2025.
Source: Cybersecurity Ventures & eSentire | “2022 Official Cybercrime Report” | 2022

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Cybersecurity Courses

Throughout your curriculum, your instructors will assign coursework that will help you prioritize real-world skills and hands-on experience. In past courses, students have been able to complete the following course projects:

  • Conduct a risk assessment for a mock company based on the NIST Risk Framework.
  • Identify relevant laws and regulations for various industries and explain what is needed for organizational compliance in those industries.
  • Develop policies for a mock company that are relevant to the industry.
  • Create a contingency plan for a mock company that covers business continuity, incident response, and disaster recovery. Justify the plan by including a business impact analysis.
  • Create an information security and awareness plan for a mock company that includes training, awareness campaigns, and employee testing/training.

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