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Join a Rapidly Growing Industry with High-Paying Jobs

The Right Education for the
Right Job
Three-quarters of cyber security jobs require a bachelor's degree,2 and 84 percent of IT and computer science job listings that specify education require or prefer a bachelor's degree.3

Cyber security and IT job markets are hot—cyber security jobs are expected to grow 12 times faster than the overall job market.1

Arm yourself for the cyber battlefield with a bachelor's or master's degree from University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

We offer a wide range of cyber security and IT programs to help you build your career in these in-demand industries.

Complete the form to learn how UMUC can help you advance your career or start a new one.

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An Accredited and Flexible University

  • Regionally accredited: We're accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of six regional accreditation agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • 20+ regional locations: In addition to online classes, we offer on-site classes and student services at regional locations from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore to Northern Virginia and have more than 150 locations worldwide.
  • Experienced faculty members: 88 percent of our graduate professors have the highest degree in their field.

An Education You Can Afford

We work hard to help you find ways to cover the cost of your degree without breaking the bank and will help you explore all of the ways we can help make a college education affordable for you.

  • Reduced undergraduate military tuition: Eligible military personnel and their families pay a lower rate, regardless of where they live.
  • Discounted tuition for federal employees: Federal employees and their spouses and dependents receive a 25 percent discount off of out-of-state tuition for most programs.4
  • Scholarship for community college graduates: Eligible Maryland community college graduates can earn a bachelor's degree for about $12,000.

Plus, you can explore several more ways to make your degree more affordable:

  • Scholarships, federal financial aid, loans, and grants
  • An interest-free monthly payment plan5
  • Tuition Assistance and/or veterans educational benefits, if you're eligible

Degrees and Certificates to Propel Your Career

A bachelor's degree, master's degree, or certificate6 in cyber security or IT can help you unlock your career potential.

  • Bachelor's degrees: Get your foot in the door with a bachelor's degree in cyber security, computer networks and security, computer science, digital media and web technology, software development and security, and more.
  • Master's degrees: Take your education to the next level witha master's degree in cyber security, digital forensics and cyber investigation, information technology, and more.
  • Certificates: Develop your cyber security and IT skills and credentials quickly, in only 12 to 18 credits. Later you can apply your credits toward a degree.

1 Source: CIO Journal, "Demand for cyber security jobs is soaring," March 4, 2013.
2 Source: Based on a 2014 Burning Glass International study of U.S. cyber security job postings.
3 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. IT and computer science job postings in 2012 that include education requirements.
4 The tuition discount for students will not be applied to the following UMUC programs: MBA, MS in Data Analytics, MS in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation, graduate cybersecurity degree and certificate programs, executive programs, and doctoral programs. The tuition for students who meet the criteria for Maryland residency will be the applicable in-state rate. Tuition for active-duty military and their spouses will be the applicable military rate.
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6 View gainful employment disclosures for certificates.