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Admissions: Graduate Certificate

Admissions Requirements

Applications for the Cybersecurity certificate are accepted for the Fall and Spring Semesters.

  • Bachelor’s degree
    • There are no specific constraints on the type of undergraduate degree required for this certificate. In general, applicants should understand the basic concepts and operation of the Internet, networked information systems, and have a basic familiarity with information security concepts and/or practices. These general requirements usually can be satisfied with one or more courses in related areas or through documented professional experience. Those with a background in computer science or information systems - or those with significant professional experience in the IT industry -- are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

How To Apply

  • Apply online
    • Select “Application for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program”
      • Use Program code PSCB for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Professional Studies: Cybersecurity Strategy & Policy
      • Use Program code PSCO for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Professional Studies: Cybersecurity Operations
    • Submit your statement of goals as an attachment in the “Academic Goals and Research Interests”
    • Complete residency information to be reviewed for tuition classification
  • Submit unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 or email to
  • Submit resume to or

Applications are not sent for review until all materials are complete. A complete application will include the following documents:

  • Completed application including residency form
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from each college & university attended
  • Resume
  • $50 application fee

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact Ashley Waters or call 301-738-6081

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