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Our Students

Meet UMUC Cybersecurity Students

UMUC students bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom.

Student Perspectives

Here's what students are saying about their experiences in UMUC Cybersecurity programs and why they chose to pursue a career in the industry.

"It's a unique experience—not just going through book, check all those boxes and you get the degree. I'm learning valuable skills like tech writing, which taught me how to write to my boss. There's a lot of effort being put into courses to prepare people for jobs. And it stays current and relevant."

Ford Terrill, Air Force

BS, Cybersecurity

Tyler Carlin, student

"I chose UMUC because it was one of the few cyber security policy programs and because of their reputation in the cyber world. I am very excited to continue my education at UMUC."

Tyler Carlin

Potomac, Maryland

Pamela Gibson, UMUC student

"I look forward to graduating with my master’s degree next August and entering the cyber security field as a cyber security analyst or security officer."

Pamela Gibson

College Park, Maryland

Nicole Haggins, UMUC student

"What I heard to encourage me to transfer was and still is very true—the staff at UMUC is very flexible and supportive academically. I am very pleased to call UMUC my home."

Nicole Haggins

Capitol Heights, Maryland

"I chose to study cyber security because I want to make a difference in the world, small or large, by providing the means to protect us from physical or cyber threats and enhance digital security."

Jessica Knitowski

Laurel, Maryland

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UMUC Cybersecurity Scholar Tyler Carlin

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About Our Students

The majority of UMUC students are busy professionals looking to improve their opportunities for career advancement or make a career change.

UMUC Cybersecurity programs are popular among military servicemembers, veterans and their families: 44 percent of students in cyber security programs are affiliated with the military.