The rapidly expanding realm of cyber security offers a wealth of career options. University of Maryland University College's bachelor's degrees, master’s degrees, and certificates are designed to help you gain the technical skills, knowledge, and expertise you need to unlock your potential and specialize in the cyber security field of your choice.

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With our Program Comparison Tool, you can evaluate as many as three degrees, specializations, and certificates side by side. Explore program descriptions, cost, transfer credit, program formats, course content, and more. Found your program? Use our Time and Tuition Estimator to get your estimated tuition, fees, and graduation date.

Why Study Cyber Security at UMUC?

  • Cyber security at the forefront: At UMUC, cyber security is the focus of our program, not an aside. We offer a broad array of cyber security bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificates—in subjects ranging from digital forensics to cyber policy.
  • Where the jobs are: Maryland's cyber security network includes 12 major military installations; 400 Federal, academic, and private research centers; and 50 Federal agencies.
  • At the epicenter of cyber security: UMUC is headquartered between the DoD's Cyber Command in Maryland and the Cyber Corridor in Virginia.
  • Cutting-edge curriculum: Our cyber security curriculum is continually updated and designed with input from leading employers and cyber security experts.
  • Taught by faculty in the know: Many UMUC cyber security faculty members are experts in the field, providing you access to industry leaders.
  • Global campus: UMUC was founded to meet the needs of working adults. Take courses online knowing that your education is backed by the reputation of a public state university.
  • Hands-on experience: UMUC's virtual cyber security lab gives students the opportunity to attack and defend online in a safe and secure environment.
  • Globally-ranked cyber security team: The UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team provides students with real-world experience and networking opportunities.

Cybersecurity Program Recognition

UMUC has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance.

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Award-Winning Students & Program Achievements

  • 1st Place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Parsons Cyber CTF | 2018
  • Silver Award | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | National Cyber Analyst Challenge | 2018
  • Military Times No. 4 Best Cybersecurity Program for 2018 | Military Times | 2018
  • 3rd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | MAGIC, Inc. CTF | 2017
  • Academia Circle of Excellence Award | EC-Council | 2017
  • 3rd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Parsons Cyber CTF | 2017
  • 2nd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | HackEd Halloween Hackathon | 2017
  • Judges Choice Award | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Eastern Regional CPTC | 2017
  • 3rd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Parsons Cyber CTF | 2017
  • 2017 Americas Information Security Leadership Award | (ISC)² | 2017
  • 2nd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | White Hat Academy CTF | 2017
  • 2nd and 3rd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | White Hat Academy CTF | 2017
  • 1st Place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Symantec CTF at B-Sides DC | 2016
  • Silver Award | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | National Cyber Analyst Challenge | 2016
  • UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Outstanding Program Award | UMUC Master of Science in Data Analytics program | University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region | 2016
  • National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence | U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center | 2015
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Cyber DiploHack | 2015
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education | National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security | 2015
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Global Cyberlympics | 2014
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | North American Cyberlympics | 2014
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Maryland Cyber Challenge | 2014
  • 1st place, Worldwide Overall Undergraduate Division | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center Digital Forensics Challenge | 2013
  • 1st place, Collegiate and Pro Divisions | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Maryland Cyber Challenge | 2013
  • 2nd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Global Cyberlympics | 2012
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | North American Cyberlympics | 2012
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Maryland Digital Forensics Investigation Challenge | 2012

Center for Security Studies

The Center for Security Studies at UMUC provides educational resources, networking, and career training opportunities for working professionals pursuing cyber security education. Learn more about the Center for Security Studies by visiting the Administration section.

Cyber Security Quick Facts