Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy

Our physical world is increasingly supported by a cyberspace infrastructure. This infrastructure enables new business models, enhances communications, makes our personal lives more convenient, and contributes to our national defense. The flip side of this increased reliance, however, is that we are vulnerable to threats to our cyberspace infrastructure. Network outages, data compromised by hackers, propagating viruses, and other incidents affect our lives in ways that range from inconvenient to life-threatening. The cybersecurity policy program examines strategies for societal responses to cybersecurity threats at enterprise, national and global levels. The roles of government, interorganizational alliances, and international cooperatives are explored, as well as legal concepts such as privacy, intellectual property, and civil liberties.

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy is designed for midcareer professionals who wish to help meet the challenges posed by increasing cyber-threats. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the program is designed to provide students with a broad analytical framework for evaluating and solving cybersecurity problems.

Overall Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy requires the successful completion of 36 credits of coursework, including a 6-credit end-of-program capstone course.

Required Core Courses

UCSP 615* Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0) (Must complete within first 6 credits of study.)

  • CSEC 610 Cyberspace and Cybersecurity (6)
  • CSEC 620 Human Aspects in Cybersecurity: Ethics, Legal Issues and Psychology (6)
  • CSEC 635 National Cybersecurity Policy and Law (6)
  • CSEC 645 Enterprise and Cloud Cybersecurity Policy (6)
  • CSEC 655 Global Cybersecurity (6)
Required Capstone Course

CSEC 670 Cybersecurity Capstone (6)

Total credits for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy (36)

Course Sequencing

All new students are required to take the noncredit course UCSP 615* Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC within their first 6 credits of study.

  1. Courses should be taken in order.
  2. CSEC 610 must be taken as the first course.
  3. Students must complete all other coursework before taking CSEC 670.
  4. Courses may not be taken concurently.


Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take COMM 600 Academic Writing for Graduate Students. The Cybersecurity curriculum makes extensive use of online multimedia learning objects and interactive exercises. Thus, the minimum recommended Internet connection speed is 512kb/second.

Career Paths

  • Cyber policy analyst
  • Cyber intelligence analyst
  • Federal, state, and local government manager
  • Legislative aide

Admission Requirements

UMUC does not require submission of GRE or GMAT scores for admission to graduate degree. For more information please visit Graduate Admission Requirements.

Dual Degree Options

Enhance your credentials! The MS in Cybersecurity Policy is available as part of a dual degree with the following program:

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy / Master of Business Administration

Students must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second degree. This dual degree is one-directional. The MBA must be earned second. Degree requirements for both programs must be completed within seven years.

Required Courses

UCSP 615* Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.

  • DMBA 610 Ethical Leadership in Organizations and Society (6)
  • DMBA 620 Effective Financial and Operational Decision Making (6)
  • DMBA 630 Marketing and Strategy Management in the Global Marketplace (6)

* The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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Dual Degree Options

With just a few additional courses, you can enhance the power of your MS in Cybersecurity Policy by pursuing a second degree in the following areas:

  • Master of Business Administration

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