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Master's 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: 6 required (18 credits), 4 electives (12 credits).

Required Core Courses (18 credits):

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

*Prospective students who have earned the CISSP designation within the past 5 years may, if admitted, substitute another course for CYBR 620 "Introduction to Cybersecurity" in their first semester of the CYBR MPS program. Students should provide evidence of successful completion of the CISSP exam within that timeframe (such as a transcript or official documentation from the certifiying authority) to UMBC as part of their application.

Elective Cybersecurity Courses  (12 credits) Choose 4:



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