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Cybersecurity

UMBC Cybersecurity Graduate Programs

Cybersecurity is a dynamic industry that not only is constantly changing, but has grown to impact all aspects of government, business, and society. Accordingly, qualified cybersecurity professionals are in high demand at all levels, from technologists and warriors to managers, directors, and cybersecurity leaders. UMBC's graduate programs in cybersecurity will prepare you to excel in this rapidly growing field. Located within the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, we offer graduate certificate programs as well as a Master’s of Professional Studies (MPS) degree at our campuses in Catonsville (UMBC main campus) and Rockville (UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove).

Why Consider a Cybersecurity Graduate Degree?

Networked technologies integrate into every aspect of society, business, and government. This presents innumerable opportunities for adversaries to disrupt modern society.

Nations and organizations must develop new capabilities that protect our information resources against external threats. To excel in this space, cybersecurity professionals need theoretical and practical knowledge to build robust protections for our nation's information security.

What is an MPS Degree?

An MPS degree is a non-thesis graduate degree designed to provide you with applied and professional knowledge in your area of study. While traditional Master’s programs tend to focus on theory and research, a Master’s of Professional Studies will equip you with specialized domain knowledge and hands-on learning opportunities that focus on developing one’s career as a cyber practitioner. Our MPS programs are designed with your career goals in mind!


Why Cybersecurity at UMBC?

Our cybersecurity graduate programs respond to the local and national need for trained cybersecurity professionals. We emphasize hands-on training grounded in a strong theoretical framework to provide our students with a rigorous and relevant base of knowledge. Our graduates benefit from:

If you are looking for a cybersecurity graduate program that is designed with your career goals and needs in mind, we encourage you to explore our site. Learn more about our program requirements and application process by downloading our program guide, or explore our course descriptions and faculty bios to find out more about our approach to cybersecurity training. Bring your future into focus with a cybersecurity graduate degree or graduate certificate from UMBC.