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Online Master's Degree

Cybersecurity
Technology

Cybersecurity Technology
Master of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer exactly 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Develop advanced cyber threat prevention skills.

In online master’s program in cybersecurity technology at University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll develop cybersecurity strategies using interpersonal and leadership skills as part of a diverse and multidisciplinary cybersecurity team to build, configure, monitor, maintain, and secure cybersecurity technology environments and operations. Learn how cybersecurity technology underpins the success of organizations. The program offers a wide perspective of the field, providing the understanding of cybersecurity technology needed while balancing the use of people, policy, and technology in shaping the future of cybersecurity.

Total Credits Required: 36

Foundation Course

  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, CST 610)
  • (6 Credits, CST 620)
  • (6 Credits, CST 630)
  • (6 Credits, CST 640)

Capstone Course

  • (6 Credits, CYB 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 to develop mission-focused digital strategies for organizations. Potential career fields include cybersecurity and technology architecture, information security, cybersecurity analysis and engineering, board advising, and cybersecurity consulting.

Alusine S., San Francisco, CA

508K
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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Industry Certification Exams

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

Additional Program Information

  • You are expected to have a strong understanding of information technology, computer networks, databases, and the internet. If you do not have such IT knowledge or experience, you are strongly advised to take the noncredit course
    (0 Credits, ASC 605) first.
  • Taking
    (0 Credits, ASC 601) is recommended to help improve 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.

Computing Club

The Computing Club provides a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Students and alumni can join the Computing Club group on CareerQuest.

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.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing & Technology Disciplines)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for the computing and IT disciplines, is designed to promote the computing and information sciences and to encourage the enhancement of knowledge in the field. Upsilon Pi Epsilon is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in the computing and information science disciplines. Membership is by invitation only.

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 cloud computing systems, cyber operations, 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 systems engineering; 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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