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About UMUC's Cybersecurity Programs

From the new Cyber Command to private industry, there is tremendous demand for cybersecurity experts. In response to this urgent need, UMUC—building on its nationally recognized expertise in information assurance—now offers a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy. Three new graduate certificates*—Foundations of Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Policy, and Cybersecurity Technology—were also added this spring. Courses are designed to take students beyond theory and policies, so they can develop the leadership skills and technical competencies critical for coordinating and planning today’s complex security operations.

The university’s cybersecurity curriculum is

  • Designed by professionals with real-world experience in cybersecurity
  • Taking students beyond theory and policies with an advanced virtual security studies lab
  • Continuously reviewed and updated to stay current with the rapidly changing cybersecurity field

To date more than 2,000 students have enrolled in UMUC cybersecurity programs.

* Please see Graduate Certificates for more details about UMUC's certificate programs, including graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the programs, and other information.

Cybersecurity Think Tank Members

UMUC has enlisted some of the greatest leaders in the field to assist with the development of its cybersecurity programs, including

  • Lieutenant General John Campbell (USAF, Ret.), Executive Vice President, Government Programs, Iridium Communications, Inc.
  • Rear Admiral Elizabeth A. Hight (USN, Ret.), formerly Vice Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency; currently Director, U.S. Defense Command and Control Infrastructure Practice, HP Enterprise Services
  • Robert F. Lentz, President and CEO, Cyber Security Strategies
  • Catherine Kuenzel, Vice President of Federal Missions Systems, Civil Division, Northrop Grumman
  • Vice Admiral J. Michael (Mike) McConnell (USN, Ret.), Executive Vice President, National Security Business, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
  • James F. X. Payne, Senior Vice President and General Manager, National Security and Cyber Infrastructure, Advanced Technologies Solutions, Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
  • Lieutenant General Harry D. Raduege Jr. (USAF, Ret.), Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation
  • Marcus H. Sachs, Vice President, National Security Policy, Verizon Communications
  • John N. Stewart, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • L. William (Bill) Varner, President and COO of ManTech’s Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions Group, ManTech International Corporation