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Admissions: Master's Program

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, or Information Systems. A bachelor's degree in another field may be acceptable given relevant work experience.

  • GRE scores are not required for admission
  • Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Applicants with an appropriate level of knowledge and professional experience in the IT or Cybersecurity fields are strongly encouraged to apply.)
  • International students should refer to the International Admissions Page for special admissions information.

Application Process

Applications for the Master's program are accepted for the Fall and Spring Semesters.

To apply, complete a Degree-Seeking UMBC Graduate School Application and use program name: CYBERSECURITY (MPS)

Apply online or by mail:

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.
  • Resume
  • Official transcript(s) from each college & university attended
  • Application fee ($50 online / $70  paper)

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 Ashley Waters or call (301) 738-6081.