Cybersecurity Why UMUC?

Great Reasons to Study Cyber Security at UMUC

Earn credentials at an online university at the forefront of cyber security education.

Unlock Your Career Potential with a Cyber Security Degree

When you become a cyber security student 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.

  • 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: The UMUC Cybersecurity curriculum is continually updated and designed with input from leading employers and cyber security experts.
  • Taught by faculty-practitioners: Many UMUC Cybersecurity faculty members work in the field, providing you access to industry leaders.
  • Competitive edge: The UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team provides students real-world experience and networking opportunities.
  • 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 needs 10,000 more cyber professionals, and the country needs 200,000 more.1

Fast Facts About UMUC

  • Rich history: Since 1947, UMUC has specialized in providing high-quality academic programs to busy professionals like you.
  • Online state university: UMUC stands out by offering the credibility of a state university with the convenience and flexibility of online, on-site and hybrid classes.
  • Student support services: Our online support services include advising, tutoring, mentoring and a full-service Career Center.
  • Regional accreditation: UMUC is regionally accredited, providing your cyber security degree with credibility and recognition.
  • Accelerated degree paths: You can earn your UMUC Cybersecurity degree faster and accelerate your bachelor's degree by transferring credits, demonstrating experience and taking exams.
  • Affordability: Our tuition is affordable, and we offer ways to help you meet, manage or lower your education costs.
  • Best for Vets in 2015: Military Times ranked UMUC No. 1 in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 annual survey of online and non-traditional colleges and universities.2

5,000 Students Strong

More than 5,000 students have chosen UMUC to provide their cyber security education. Many of our students are busy professionals balancing families, personal lives and careers with their education.

1 Based on a 2014 Burning Glass International study of U.S. cyber security job postings
2 Source: "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015." Military Times.

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UMUC Cyber Security Leaders Are Ready

Since 2010, more than 4,000 UMUC students have graduated with a degree in cybersecurity and we are preparing the next generation of leaders with more than 8,000 currently enrolled in the program.

A Non-Traditional University

We’re not a traditional university—and we celebrate that. As The Washington Post Magazine notes, we don’t have a football team or a campus bookstore, but we proudly offer innovative, real-world cyber security programs to help busy professionals like you propel your career forward.

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Recognized for Excellence

UMUC has been designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center.