Program Overview

University of Maryland at University College offers a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity Policy for students and professionals in business and information security whose professional goals include developing a system of steps and procedures in regards to information security threats. Students will study development of official policy as it pertains to managing threats, and prevention, response, and investigation of organizational, business, or government cyber-attacks.  In addition, students will study necessary technical services and policies to help reduce vulnerabilities to attacks.

Students will learn about the field of cybersecurity and the responsibilities necessary for developing policy regarding the use of cybersecurity. Those classes include orientation to graduate studies at University of Maryland, cyberspace and cybersecurity, ethics, legal issues, and psychology and other human aspects in cybersecurity, national cybersecurity policy and law, enterprise cybersecurity policy, and global cybersecurity.

Students completing the program will be qualified to develop organizational policy regarding information systems and cybersecurity threats. Those qualifications include the ability to apply computer security strategies, to prevent intrusion, and to investigate digital attacks in order to prevent unauthorized access, to design a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet security needs of an organization, to demonstrate an understanding of information technology roles, to apply knowledge of correct procedures and policies in prevention, response, and investigation of cyber-attacks, to incorporate user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based security systems, and to formulate project plans and official policy based on appropriate systems development methods in security.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Undergraduate degree

    School Overview

    The University of Maryland, University College is a public university that was founded in 1947. The main headquarters of UMUC is in Adelphi, Maryland, a town that borders College Park. UMUC is one of eleven divisions of the University of Maryland and provides quality educational opportunities for primarily non-traditional adult students. UMUC developed as a result of the popularity of evening programs for adults that were offered by the University of Maryland in the 1920’s. The University of Maryland established the College of Special and Continuation Studies (CSCS) in 1947, and in 1959 it became the University of Maryland College. The UMUC became an independent university in 1970, and in 1988 it became part of the University System of Maryland.

    The UMUC offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in professional subjects, all of which can be earned online or in hybrid formats. 


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