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Cybersecurity Management and Policy
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


In the graduate certificate in cybersecurity management and policy program at University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll examine governmental and organizational responses to cybersecurity threats. You'll assess technical and organizational controls that can prevent and detect cyber intrusions and create and assess policies and procedures to restore operations after a cyber attack. You'll explore the legal foundations of cybersecurity as well as the roles of government, international, and private organizations.

The program also provides you with a broad analytical framework for evaluating and solving cybersecurity problems. The curriculum features emerging topics in the field and was developed with the help of an advisory board of senior security executives, so what you're learning is on the cutting edge of cybersecurity.

Program Highlights
  • Conduct vulnerability and risk assessments
  • Write business continuity plans and procedures
  • Develop policies for the appropriate and ethical employment of all cyber tools
Required Courses

  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)

  • (6 Credits, CMP 610)

  • (6 Credits, CMP 620)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you pursue positions managing cybersecurity functions.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

This program is designed for midcareer professionals or those new to the field. We recommend a background in computing and programming. If you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take ASC 605. If you have not taken programming courses, we recommend you take ASC 609 and ASC 611 prior to taking core courses. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like 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
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (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 Management and Policy
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


In UMGC's bachelor's degree program in cybersecurity management and policy, you can prepare to become a leader in the protection of data. Our cybersecurity students frequently take first place in cyber competitions. This innovative, world-class program uses a multidisciplinary approach--drawing from fields such as management, law, science, business, technology, and psychology--to provide you with the most current knowledge and skills for protecting critical cyber infrastructure and assets.

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

This program is also available as a minor.

Program Highlights
  • Protect an organization's critical information and assets by ethically integrating cybersecurity best practices and risk management throughout an enterprise
  • Integrate continuous monitoring and real-time security solutions with information collection, sharing, collaboration, and analysis capabilities to improve situational awareness and deployment of countermeasures in industry and government
  • Evaluate and assess the use of technology to support cybersecurity goals and objectives
  • Participate in forensic analysis of cyber incidents and assist in recovery of operations
  • Formulate, update, and communicate short- and long-term organizational cybersecurity strategies and policies
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, CSIA 300)

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 304)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 320)

  • (3 Credits, CSIA 310)

  • (3 Credits, CSIA 350)

  • (3 Credits, CSIA 360)

  • (3 Credits, CSIA 413)

  • (3 Credits, CSIA 459)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 425)

  • (3 Credits, CSIA 485)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in cybersecurity management and policy requires 46 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you develop skills to manage people and the technologies required to protect information, information systems, and infrastructures, including the nation's critical cyber infrastructures. It is ideal if you want to leverage your previous work experience to move into a team leader, supervisor, or management position within a corporate organization or government agency.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $248 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $250 per credit hour (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
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Cybersecurity technology underpins the success of organizations and national critical infrastructures. Modern executives need to be able to use that technology, as well as people and policy, to minimize risks while ensuring success for their organizations. They also need to balance risks and opportunities holistically through an interdisciplinary lens. This innovative graduate program offers that wide perspective, providing a blend of people, policy, and technology skills to prepare the modern digital strategists that organizations need.

The cybersecurity technology curriculum features emerging topics and projects that develop the skills and knowledge employers are seeking. It also provides the opportunity to interact with employers through conferences and recruitment and networking events. In your courses, you will also have access to a state-of-the-art technology lab to strengthen your practical understanding of the concepts discussed. Faculty with experience in the field serve as coaches throughout your courses. Additionally, a board of industry leaders and employers advises our faculty to make sure our cybersecurity programs are covering emerging areas that are relevant to your career growth.

Program Highlights
  • Tailor digital strategies to the mission of an organization
  • Understand how to balance the use of people, policy, and technology
  • Understand how to analyze, think critically, and improve perpetually
  • Be a cybersecurity technology leader in the modern world
  • Develop a cybersecurity technology strategy for an organization
  • Build cybersecurity technology environments and operations
  • Develop resilient and highly fault-tolerant technology environments
  • Enable organizations to make better business decisions through reliable data analytics and intelligence
  • Perform proactive business risk management and solve problems
  • Develop strategies for mobile, cloud, and emerging environments such as the Internet of Things
Required Courses

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)

  • (6 Credits, CST 610)

  • (6 Credits, CST 620)

  • (6 Credits, CST 630)

  • (6 Credits, CST 640)

  • (6 Credits, CYB 670)
Career Preparation

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.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

You are expected to have a strong understanding of information technology, computer networks, databases, and the internet. This background may be acquired through noncredit preparatory coursework.

If you do not have such IT knowledge or experience, you are strongly advised to take the noncredit course ASC 605 first. Taking ASC 601 is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select courses available on-site or in a hybrid format
Tuition Per Credit
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (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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