Cybersecurity Master's Degrees
Master's Degrees

Master's Degrees in Cyber Security

UMUC's graduate cyber security programs provide rigorous coursework that integrates theories, concepts and hands-on experience.

Develop the leadership and technical skills needed to protect our nation's critical cyber assets with a master's degree in cyber security or digital forensics from UMUC.

Emma Garrison-Alexander

A Message from Vice Dean, Emma Garrison-Alexander, DM

Almost every part of our daily lives encompasses electronic devices. With this level of engagement comes a myriad of cyber threats emanating from a variety of sources. UMUC is here to assist employers and students in meeting these cyber challenges.

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy examines strategies for societal responses to cyber security threats at enterprise, national and global levels.

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The roles of government, inter-organizational alliances and international cooperatives are explored, as are such legal concepts as privacy, intellectual property and civil liberties.

The program is designed for mid-career professionals who are looking for a multi-disciplinary approach for evaluating and solving cyber security problems. Courses include human aspects in cyber security, national security policy and law, enterprise cyber security policy and global cyber security.

Career Paths

  • Government cyber security manager
  • Cyber intelligence analyst
  • Legislative aide
  • More career paths

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Technology

Develop the next generation of advanced cyber threat prevention skills with a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Technology. This innovative degree program combines coursework in technology, forensics, management, law, science, business, and psychology to provide you with the most current knowledge and skills for protecting critical cyber infrastructure and assets.

Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation

While technology is changing at a rapid pace, the rules governing the application of digital forensics to the fields of auditing, homeland security and law enforcement are also quickly evolving. The Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation is designed for mid-career professionals who want to meet the challenges of uncovering digital evidence.

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Courses include digital forensics investigations, cyber incident analysis and response and cyber crime investigation and digital forensics.

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Master of Science in Information Technology: Information Assurance

You can add a specialization in information assurance to your Master of Science in Information Technology.

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The specialization provides a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, network security and computer forensics. It also introduces the ethical, legal and policy issues associated with information security. Courses include network and internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, computer forensics and cryptology and data protection.

Career Paths

  • Chief security officer
  • Network administrator
  • Security administrator or architect
  • System administrator
  • More career paths
Emma Garrison-Alexander

A Message from Vice Dean, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Emma Garrison-Alexander, DM

The President of the United States has identified cybersecurity as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. Almost every part of our daily lives encompasses electronic devices that range from computers, tablets, and smartphones to the Internet of Things. Wireless and mobility rule the day supporting data communications anytime, anywhere, and on any device. With this level of engagement comes a myriad of cyber threats emanating from a variety of sources that range from the novice to the advanced attacker. This challenging environment has led to the need for thousands of cyber warriors. UMUC is here to assist employers and students in meeting these cyber challenges.

UMUC's degree programs in cybersecurity are designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary approach to problem of protecting cyberspace. We incorporate state-of-the-art technology, digital forensics, and the latest information on law, psychology, and ethics into the curriculum. Students are well prepared to contribute to the national mission of securing cyberspace.

Emma Garrison-Alexander, DM
Vice Dean, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, The Graduate School

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Hands-on Learning: Cyber Security Policy

UMUC's graduate programs in cyber security policy help you acquire real-world skills through interactive projects.