Cybersecurity Overview

UMUC CyberSecurity Degrees and Certificates

Secure your future with an in-demand degree in cyber security.

A bachelor's degree, master's degree or certificate1 in cyber security can help you unlock your career potential. 

  • Gain real-world experience: UMUC's programs are designed and delivered by cyber security faculty-practitioners and regularly reviewed by industry experts.
  • Go beyond theory and policies: Our Virtual Security Lab helps you develop experience and knowledge that can be applied immediately in the workplace.
  • Pursue your degree while keeping your job: Designed for busy professionals, our programs are available entirely online with multiple start dates.
  • Build needed credentials: Prepare for a career in an industry where 84 percent of cyber security jobs require at least a bachelor's degree.2
  • Maximize your military and veterans benefits: UMUC advisors can help you maximize military benefits, including tuition assistance, GI Bill®3 benefits and more.

Bachelor's Degrees

UMUC Cybersecurity undergraduate degrees can help prepare you to be a leader in the protection of valuable data assets. Courses focus on network security, digital forensics and ethics in information technology.

Master's Degrees

UMUC Cybersecurity graduate degrees incorporate the best and latest information in technology, psychology, law, ethics, sociology and forensics to provide students with next-generation cyber skills to anticipate and avoid many cyber threats.


UMUC Cybersecurity certificate programs provide busy professionals with the opportunity to quickly develop cyber skills and receive an accredited academic certificate online. The programs require only 12-18 credits, and all credits can be applied toward a master's degree in cyber security.

"We have to have the best minds available. And that's one of the reasons why UMUC is so important to our security. We are training some of the best and brightest to help protect us against threats that are here today, that will intensify tomorrow—become more complicated tomorrow—and can threaten to alter our way of life and actually pose an existential threat to this country."

William Cohen

UMUC Cybersecurity Scholarship Gala Keynote Speaker, 2013

Former Secretary of Defense, Senator and Congressman

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2 Source: Based on a 2014 Burning Glass International study of U.S. cyber security job postings
3 GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

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Building Professional Value in Cyber Security

A UMUC Cybersecurity degree prepares you to be a valued contributor wherever your career takes you.

"[My program] is relevant—"Law and Order," ripped-from-the-headlines ... relevant. … The [things] that I [hear] from either working with government agencies or people in the commercial sector … [are] exactly the things that we are talking about in class. And it's that relevancy that makes this program fantastic."

James Sobel

UMUC student

UMUC Cyber Padawan Jean Costello

Jean Costello discusses why she returned to college to study cyber security and the benefits of joining the Cyber Padawans.