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Admissions: Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Application Dates

The application deadline for Spring 2018 is December 1
Spring 2018 Classes Start: January 29

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

Admissions Requirements

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.

Application Process

Applications for the post-baccalaureate certificates are accepted for the Fall & Spring semesters. To apply, complete a UMBC Graduate Application for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs.

  1. Apply online - Select Application for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program
    • 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
  2. Request unofficial 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.
  3. Submit resume to gradschool@umbc.edu or rcjones@umbc.edu.

The following information is required to process your application:

Mailing Instructions

All application documents should be mailed to:

UMBC Graduate School, Certificate in Cybersecurity
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

If you require further assistance, please contact Rickeysha Jones or call 301-738-6285



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