Information Technology & Computer Science Overview

IT and Computer Science Programs at UMUC

Get an online IT degree to advance a rapidly growing, high-paying  field.

UMUC offers a wide range of online bachelor's and master's degrees and certificates 1 to prepare you for the next step in your information technology career or computer science career. 

UMUC's expansive IT and computer science programs are led by experienced faculty members who teach the skills you need to succeed and take control of your career.

Take Advantage of Abundant Job Opportunities in Information Technology

The demand for talent is high, and jobs in the information technology and computer science fields are plentiful in Maryland, the metropolitan D.C. area, and nationwide.

  • Maryland: Jobs in IT fields account for five of the top 10 most common job openings that require a bachelor's or master's degree.2
  • D.C. metro area: In 2013, Forbes named the D.C. area No. 1 on its list of America's New Tech Hot Spots, citing the area's 21.1 percent growth in STEM employment.3
  • Nationwide: Demand for computer and information technology employees who have a bachelor's degree is growing as fast, faster, or, in some cases, much faster than average.4

Earn a Rewarding Degree from a Respected State University

Entering the IT or computer science field requires specialized training and education, and UMUC can prepare you to meet that need with programs that can be completed entirely online and are ideal for busy professionals. Get the best value for your educational investment from a globally respected public university.

  • Maryland state university online: UMUC stands out by offering the credibility of a state university with the convenience and flexibility of online classes.
  • Regional accreditation: UMUC is regionally accredited, providing your information technology or computer science degree with credibility and recognition.
  • Innovative educator: Since 1947, UMUC has specialized in providing innovative academic programs for today's fastest-growing careers.
  • Established reputation: UMUC has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Learn about more great reasons to study information technology at UMUC.
Stacy Trammel

"My degree completes my career portfolio."

Stacey Trammell, DM

MS in Information Technology
President and CEO, Zavda Technologies

1 View gainful employment disclosures for certificates.
2 Source: Maryland 2010-2020 Occupational Projections, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, July 2012.
3 Source: "America's New Tech Hot Spots," Forbes, January 2013.
4 Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2012.
5 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. IT and computer science job postings in 2013 that include education requirements.
6 Source: "Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say," The New York Times, 2014.

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The Most Job Openings

The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area has the most job openings in computer networks and computer systems in the nation.5 Learn more about IT and computer science careers.

A Degree Opens Doors


of IT and computer science job listings that specify education require or prefer a bachelor's degree 5

The Value of a Degree

College graduates earn on average 98% more per hour compared to those without a degree.6

View the lifetime earnings of computer and math degree holders.

UMUC's Proud Heritage and Limitless Future

UMUC is dedicated to delivering the highest quality education programs to busy professionals, including military servicemembers stationed overseas.