iCollege Non-Partnership  Programs—Cybersecurity

Master of Science in Cybersecurity or Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy

Graduates of the  following iCollege certificate programs may transfer credits toward an MS in Cybersecurity  or MS in Cybersecurity Policy:

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – Students who complete this certification may transfer up to 12 credits to UMUC and receive credit for

    • CSEC 610 - Cyberspace and Cybersecurity
    • CSEC 620 - Human Aspects in Cybersecurity: Ethics, Legal Issues, and Psychology
  • Information Assurance NSTISSI 4011 – Students who complete this certification may transfer up to 6 credits to UMUC and receive credit for CSEC 620.

  • Information Assurance CNSSI 4012, 4016: Information Assurance NSTISSI 4015 – Students who complete one or all of these certifications may transfer up to 6 credits to UMUC and receive credit for CSEC 620.


In order for an  iCollege student to receive graduate credit, the student must meet UMUC’s criteria for transfer as set forth in the applicable catalog at the time the student requests acceptance of the transferred credits.  Student must have also not used the same credits to pursue a master’s degree at National Defense University (NDU) or  another graduate program.

Transfer Credit Courses from iCollege

Transferred credits will be accepted only as a block equivalent to the number of accepted credits, and are awarded to iCollege students who have successfully met all  graduation requirements and have been awarded a diploma and/or certificate.  UMUC will not accept the transfer of partial credit for any particular program.

For general transfer credit guidelines and partnership information for iCollege programs, see the iCollege program and transfer requirements.

Program Matrix

Complete course and  program descriptions  for UMUC's Cybersecurity programs may be found at:

Administrative Requirements

Prospective students must meet standard UMUC admission requirements.

  • Students must apply for admission. On the admissions application, students should indicate that they are applying for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree or Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy.
  • Since the maximum number of credits that may be transferred is 6 credit hours,* no other courses can be transferred into the program.
  • Upon completion of the selected certifications program at the iCollege, students must fill out and submit the Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form to have their credits applied to UMUC.
  • All requirements established for the completion of the program must be fulfilled within seven consecutive years and include the courses taken with iCollege. This requirement cannot be waived.
  • In accordance with UMUC applicable policies, procedures and requirements,  iCollege students have the option of pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree after  completing one of the Cybersecurity programs by completing additional coursework.            
  • UMUC will not accept the transfer of partial credit. The listed certificates must have been completed and earned from NDU iCollege.

* Students who complete the iCollege CISO Certificate may transfer up to 12 credits.

Points of Contact

General Program Questions
James Cronin

Christopher Palermo

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