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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
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform critical cyber operations tasks.

The master's degree in cyber operations at University of Maryland Global Campus is an interdisciplinary technical program designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform critical cyber operations tasks. 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.

Total Credits Required: 36

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

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. 

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

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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