When you sign up for one of our cyber security programs at University of Maryland University College, you join an elite group poised to take advantage of a fast-growing job market offering high-paying careers.

Why Study Cyber Security at UMUC

  • 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. The state has more than 19,000 cyber security job openings.
  • 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.
  • 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 | 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

Cyber Security Quick Facts

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 by visiting the Current Students section.