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Master of Science
Cyber Operations Degree

Cyber Operations Degree
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
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Gain knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform critical cyber operations tasks at UMGC Europe.

Based on the content and curriculum recommendations by the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), the program responds to a growing national need, driven by increasing threats of global cyberwarfare, for cyber professionals with advanced training in both defensive cybersecurity and offensive cyber actions.

The program features the technologies, techniques, and exercises that help government, military, and law enforcement organizations to conduct collection, exploitation, and analysis, as well as respond to cyber events to enhance the security of our nation, in hands-on labs, projects, and exercises.

UMGC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Introductory Course

  • DCL 600

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, COP 610)
  • (6 Credits, COP 620)
  • (6 Credits, COP 630)
  • (6 Credits, COP 640)
  • (6 Credits, COP 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 computer networks and cybersecurity, 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.

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

Ideally, you should have recently completed an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related discipline. You are expected to be familiar with cybersecurity and computer science concepts and be comfortable developing code in at least one programming language. Experience performing cybersecurity tasks in a work environment would enhance the learning experience.

If you do not have work experience in information technology, computer networks, or cybersecurity, you are advised to take ASC 605 first. If you have not taken programming courses previously, you are strongly encouraged to take ASC 609. Taking ASC 601 is recommended to improve your graduate writing skills.

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