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Cyber Operations
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online graduate certificate in cyber operations from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll learn the essential aspects of cyber operations, risk analysis, cyber defense, and cryptography. You'll also learn how to build defenses as an integral part of a computing system and how to detect and defend against vulnerabilities and intrusions on a variety of platforms.

Program Highlights
  • Refine your communication, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and leadership skills
  • Design systems that are based on security design principles and employ multiple layers of protection to meet mission security goals
  • Perform risk assessment to identify risk to an organization and facilitate appropriate responses
  • Develop appropriate cryptographic solutions for a given enterprise architecture scenario
Required Courses

Required Courses

  • (6 Credits, DCL 600T)
  • (6 Credits, COP 610)
  • (6 Credits, COP 620)
Career Preparation
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.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Cybersecurity Technology
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online graduate certificate in cybersecurity technology from University of Maryland Global Campus will provide you with current knowledge and skills for protecting critical cyber infrastructure and assets. Learn concepts, real-world applications, and practical techniques in a curriculum that features emerging topics in the field and was developed by an advisory board of senior security executives.

Program Highlights
  • Identify system vulnerabilities and solve problems with intrusion detection tactics
  • Lead successful teams with advanced project management skills
  • Employ cyber prevention and mitigation techniques
  • Apply cybersecurity risk management framework to mobility, databases, and critical infrastructure
Required Courses

Required Courses (12 credits)

Take the following courses in the order listed:

  • (6 Credits, CST 610)
  • (6 Credits, CST 620)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to take your cyber career to the next level.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

This program is designed for midcareer professionals or those new to the field. If you do not have work experience in information technology, computer networks, or databases, we strongly recommend you take ASC 605. If you have not taken programming courses, we strongly encourage you to take ASC 609. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
12
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Cyber Operations Degree
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


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.

Program Highlights
  • Design systems that are based on security design principles and employ multiple layers of protection to meet mission security goals
  • Perform risk assessment to identify risk to an organization and facilitate appropriate responses
  • Develop appropriate cryptographic solutions for a given enterprise architecture scenario
  • Protect networks, hosts, and applications using intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS)
  • Mitigate vulnerabilities in the components that make up a system
  • Use virtualization to create multiple simulated environments from a single hardware system to reduce IT expenses
  • Migrate an existing workload to a secure, scalable cloud environment
  • Perform a forensics analysis on artifacts associated with a cyber incident
  • Write high-quality, defect-free software code
  • Perform reverse engineering on software (or malware) of potentially unknown origin to understand functionality, intent, and constraints of the code
  • Explain processes, laws and issues associated with conducting cyber operations
  • Assume the roles of an adversary and defender in a cyber operations attack scenario to identify and prevent cyber intrusion activities safely, ethically and within the scope of applicable laws
Required Courses

Introductory Course

  • (6 Credits, DCL 600T)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, COP 610)
  • (6 Credits, COP 620)
  • (6 Credits, COP 630)
  • (6 Credits, COP 640)
  • (6 Credits, COP 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for a career as a cyber defense analyst, forensics analyst, incident responder; cyber operator; or secure software assessor.

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.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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