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Cybersecurity

Admissions: Master's Degree

Application Dates

The application deadline for Spring 2018 is December 15
Spring 2018 Classes Start: January 29

The application deadline for Fall 2018 is August 1
Fall 2018 Classes Start: August 29

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants to the MPS degree program are expected to have current IT or cybersecurity industry experience and/or a solid academic background in computer science, information systems, or a field related to working in cybersecurity. Those without such backgrounds must demonstrate other relevant professional or academic expertise that may qualify them for admission.

Application Details

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Application Process:

Applications for the Master's program are accepted for the Fall and Spring semesters:

  • Apply online
    • Select proposed program Cybersecurity  >> Cybersecurity (MPS)
    • Submit your statement of goals as an attachment in the “Academic Goals and Research Interests” section
    • Recommendations are optional. Please put N/A in these fields if you choose not to enter names of references.
    • Complete residency information to be reviewed for in-state tuition rates
  • Request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to be sent to UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 or emailed to gradschool@umbc.edu.
  • Submit resume to gradschool@umbc.edu or gambino@umbc.edu.

Your application should include the following documents: (Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.)

  • Completed application including residency form (residency form determines in-state tuition eligibility)
  • Statement outlining the student's goals and expectations in the program. This also is an opportunity for applicants to further explain their background and qualifications for the program and provide any additional information about themselves or their career experience that they feel will benefit the evaluation of their application.
  • Current resume
  • Recommendation letters (optional)
  • Official transcript(s) from each college & university attended
  • Non-refundable application fee ($50 online)

Mailing Instructions

All application documents should be mailed to:
UMBC Graduate School, MPS: Cybersecurity
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

If you require further assistance, please contact Lisa Gambino or call 410-455-3034.



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