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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy

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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy

University of Maryland Global Campus

Study at an accredited university

Earn your degree from University of Maryland Global Campus.

$318 per credit for in-state students

$499 per credit for out-of-state students. $250 per credit for military students.

Finish faster

Apply up to 90 credits to your degree with UMGC's generous transfer credit policies.

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Access course materials, complete hands-on projects, and connect with instructors and peers anytime and from anywhere.

Develop key skills required to prepare for career growth in this nationally recognized program

Get ready to take the lead in safeguarding data with UMGC's online bachelor's degree in cybersecurity management and policy. This cutting-edge program adopts a multidisciplinary approach, integrating knowledge from management, law, science, business, technology, and psychology. Developed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, the curriculum blends theories with real-world applications, equipping you with the essential skills to protect critical cyber infrastructure.

What’s in this degree program?

Improve cyber governance
Assess the applicability of laws, regulations, standards, and frameworks in enhancing organizational resilience and cybersecurity capabilities governance.
Implement frameworks
Utilize risk management frameworks to recognize cybersecurity requirements and incorporate industry best practices, enhancing cybersecurity measures for government agencies and organizations at municipal, state, federal, and international levels.
Mitigate risk
Use business analysis principles to identify, evaluate, and mitigate organizational risk, including risks related to acquisition and supply chain, arising from various sources.
Integrate solutions
Learn to combine continuous monitoring and real-time security solutions to enhance awareness of the current situation and the timely implementation of countermeasures within the organization.
Incorporate best practices
Incorporate cybersecurity best practices and guidance to develop protection strategies for safeguarding an organization's critical information and assets.
Learn with UMGC
Your learning experience will be hosted by University of Maryland Global Campus outside of Coursera.

Application Deadlines

Applications are now open.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

  • Summer 1 2024: May 14, 2024
  • Summer 2: 2024: June 11, 2024

Earn credit before you enroll

When you complete these programs, you can earn college credit if you are admitted and enroll in the degree program.¹

¹Each university determines the number of pre-approved prior learning credits that may count towards the degree requirements according to institutional policies.

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Study at an accredited university

Earn your degree from University of Maryland Global Campus.

$318 per credit for in-state students

$499 per credit for out-of-state students. $250 per credit for military students.

Finish faster

Apply up to 90 credits to your degree with UMGC's generous transfer credit policies.

100% online

Access course materials, complete hands-on projects, and connect with instructors and peers anytime and from anywhere.

Study at an accredited university

Earn your degree from University of Maryland Global Campus.

$318 per credit for in-state students

$499 per credit for out-of-state students. $250 per credit for military students.

Develop key skills required to prepare for career growth in this nationally recognized program

Get ready to take the lead in safeguarding data with UMGC's online bachelor's degree in cybersecurity management and policy. This cutting-edge program adopts a multidisciplinary approach, integrating knowledge from management, law, science, business, technology, and psychology. Developed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, the curriculum blends theories with real-world applications, equipping you with the essential skills to protect critical cyber infrastructure.

What’s in this degree program?

Improve cyber governance
Assess the applicability of laws, regulations, standards, and frameworks in enhancing organizational resilience and cybersecurity capabilities governance.
Implement frameworks
Utilize risk management frameworks to recognize cybersecurity requirements and incorporate industry best practices, enhancing cybersecurity measures for government agencies and organizations at municipal, state, federal, and international levels.
Mitigate risk
Use business analysis principles to identify, evaluate, and mitigate organizational risk, including risks related to acquisition and supply chain, arising from various sources.
Integrate solutions
Learn to combine continuous monitoring and real-time security solutions to enhance awareness of the current situation and the timely implementation of countermeasures within the organization.
Incorporate best practices
Incorporate cybersecurity best practices and guidance to develop protection strategies for safeguarding an organization's critical information and assets.
Learn with UMGC
Your learning experience will be hosted by University of Maryland Global Campus outside of Coursera.

Earn credit before you enroll

When you complete these programs, you can earn college credit if you are admitted and enroll in the degree program.¹

¹Each university determines the number of pre-approved prior learning credits that may count towards the degree requirements according to institutional policies.

Application Deadlines

Applications are now open.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

  • Summer 1 2024: May 14, 2024
  • Summer 2: 2024: June 11, 2024
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Designed to help you prepare for industry certifications

The Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity management and policy aims to provide you with the essential skills to effectively manage both people and technologies necessary for safeguarding information, information systems, and critical cyber infrastructures. This program is ideal for students who want to leverage their previous work experience to move into a leadership or management role within a corporate organization or government agency.

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Payment plans and financial aid available

  • $318 per credit for in-state students $499 per credit for out-of-state students. $250 per credit for military students.
  • Interest-free monthly payment plan Make your education expenses affordable with an interest-free monthly payment plan at UMGC.
  • Federal financial aid Be sure to submit the FAFSA using UMGC’s school code (011644) to see if you are eligible for Federal financial aid.
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Develop your skills with the Cyber Competition Team

The Cyber Competition Team represents UMGC at various cybersecurity events and tournaments nationwide. Being a member of the team gives students an opportunity to develop their cybersecurity skills and network with other students. The team is open to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni through a tryout process.

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Start your application today

Submit your application by May 14, 2024.

Frequently asked questions

An online bachelor's degree in cybersecurity management and policy is an online undergraduate degree that can prepare you to launch your career in the cybersecurity field. This program covers topics like solution integration, cybersecurity governance, and risk management. Graduates may be well-prepared for careers in cybersecurity and policy, data protection, or information security.

Learn more about undergraduate admission requirements at UMGC.

To qualify for this program, you will need to have a high school diploma or equivalent, like the GED.

We do recommend you have familiarity with information technology and computer programming. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

This program will help you develop your skills and competencies in cybersecurity management and policy. The focus of the program is on policies, procedures, and management approaches that keep networks and computer assets safe from intrusions as well as public policy relating to cybersecurity. These include both national and international policies by governments and organizations.

Start your application today

Submit your application by May 14, 2024.