Program Costs

Tuition and Fees for 2019 - 2020 Academic Year

  Maryland Resident** Non-Maryland Resident
MD resident: $659 per credit
Non-resident: $1,132 per credit
$1,977 $3,396
Mandatory Fees: Part-Time
Facilities Fee* $10.50 per term $21 per term
Auxiliary Facilities fee*
$21.84 per credit part-time, flat $196 per term for full-time
$65.52 (for three credit course) $196 per term

Technology Fee

$16 per credit part-time and full-time

$48 (for three credit course) $144 (for nine credits)
*Additional costs for application and matriculation fees. See below.
** Regional tuition rate applicable to DC, Delaware & select counties in Virginia & Pennsylvania starting Fall 2017

Application Fee

$50 - online; $70 - paper

Matriculation Fee

A one-time matriculation fee will be paid during the first two semesters of enrollment for Master's degree-seeking students, and the fee will be posted to student accounts automatically: $100 will be charged the first semester; $100 will be charged the second semester. Certificate and non-degree students will not be charged a matriculation fee or orientation fee. The certificate diploma fee will continue to be charged when the application for certificate diploma is submitted to the Graduate School. For more information on the matriculation fee, please click here.

Cybersecurity Scholarship Opportunities

Incoming cybersecurity students may wish to apply for the Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASF), an annual Department of Defense sponsored scholarship program that promotes the education, recruitment, and retention of rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students in information assurance and cybersecurity studies and students seeking post-baccalaureate certificates in information assurance disciplines.

Similarly, the federal Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a yearly awarded National Science Foundation sponsored scholarship program to promote the education, recruitment, and retention of rising junior and senior undergraduates and graduate students in information assurance studies. Detailed information and all forms may also be found at the Official NSF SFS web site.

Information on the IASF or SFS programs at UMBC can be found at the UMBC Center for Information Security and Assurance (CISA) website.

Financial Aid

Departmental aid is not available through this program. Since this program is designed primarily for working professionals, graduate assistantships are limited. However, graduate students, if eligible can apply for federal aid and support. For the most detailed information on financial aid for prospective graduate students, refer to Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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