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Master of Science
Cloud Computing Systems

Cloud Computing Systems
Master of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Gain the skills and knowledge you need to design and operate cloud computing platforms.

The on-site and 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

  • Required Foundation Course: 6
  • Required Core Courses: 30

Introductory Course

  • (6 Credits, DCL 600T)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, CCS 610)
  • (6 Credits, CCS 625)
  • (6 Credits, CCS 630)
  • (6 Credits, CCS 640)
  • (6 Credits, CCS 670)

  • 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 our overview of overall master's degree requirements for additional considerations.

Core Rules & Recommendations

  • 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 undergraduate and graduate programs in cybersecurity allows you to earn 6 credits toward the following programs:

To be eligible for the pathway, you must enroll in a related graduate program within two years of completing Current Trends and Projects in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity (3 Credits, CMIT 495).

If eligible, you may be awarded credit for the introductory course in the specified graduate program—either Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Cybersecurity (6 Credits, CBR 600) or Decisive Thinking, Communicating, and Leading in Technology Fields (6 Credits, DCL 600T). You may only earn credit for one course through this vertical pathway.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

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

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