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Program Overview: Master's Degree

Master of Professional Studies: Cybersecurity

The ten-course master's degree combines courses in cybersecurity strategy, policy, and management with more technical, hands-on cybersecurity courses that allows students to develop a formal educational program that best meets their individual career development needs.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 10 courses (30 credits) as follows:

  • 7 required core courses (3 core cybersecurity, 4 management)
  • 3 elective cybersecurity courses

Degree Requirements

The ten-course master's degree combines courses in cybersecurity strategy, policy, and management with more technical, hands-on cybersecurity courses that allows students to develop a formal educational program that best meets their individual career development needs. Please see a program planning form here. 

Required Core Courses (21 credits):

(some may be substituted via transfer credits or alternative UMBC courses)

One additional related elective approved by the Cybersecurity Graduate Program Director, such as:

Elective Cybersecurity Courses (9 credits) -- choose three, such as: