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Online Master's Degree

Cyber Operations

Cyber Operations
Master of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer exactly 6 credits
  • All courses available online
TUITION
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
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Gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform critical cyber operations tasks.

The master's degree in cyber operations at University of Maryland Global Campus is an interdisciplinary technical program designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform critical cyber operations tasks. Based on the content and curriculum recommendations by the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), the program responds to a growing national need, driven by increasing threats of global cyberwarfare, for cyber professionals with advanced training in both defensive cybersecurity and offensive cyber actions.

Total Credits Required: 36

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Foundation Course

  • (6 Credits, DCL 600T)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, COP 610)
  • (6 Credits, COP 620)
  • (6 Credits, COP 630)
  • (6 Credits, COP 640)
  • (6 Credits, COP 670)

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

Additional Program-Specific Requirements

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed.
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course.
  • The grade of C is not available for these courses.
  • The courses in this program will have seven-day and 60-day options for the grade of Incomplete.

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Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help you prepare for a career as a cyber defense analyst, forensics analyst, incident responder, cyber operator, or secure software assessor.

508K
Job Openings
U.S. employers advertised nearly 508,000 job openings for cybersecurity workers between June 2019 and May 2020.
Source: Burning Glass Technologies | "CyberSeek™ Releases New Cybersecurity Job Market Data" | July 15, 2020

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Additional Program Information

  • Ideally, you should have recently completed an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related discipline; you are expected to be familiar with cybersecurity and computer science concepts and be comfortable developing code in at least one programming language; experience performing cybersecurity tasks in a work environment would enhance the learning experience.
  • If you do not have work experience in information technology, computer networks, or cybersecurity, you are advised to take  ( (0 Credits, ASC 605) first.
  • If you have not taken programming courses previously, you are strongly encouraged to take ( (0 Credits, ASC 609).
  • Taking ( (0 Credits, ASC 601) is recommended to improve your graduate writing skills.

This program requires that you use a computer with the following:

  • Microphone and speakers or headset with microphone or equivalent device(s)
  • 5 GB (gigabytes) of free hard drive space
  • 4 GB RAM or higher
  • A high-speed internet connection
  • Computer processor (Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64) running at speeds of at least 1 GHz
  • Windows 8.1 or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher for an operating system (Linux operating systems can also be used but require more technical knowledge from the user.)

Note: The higher the processor speed of your computer (e.g., 2.4–3.4 GHz), the larger the amount of available memory (e.g., 4–12 GB), and the larger the amount of available hard drive space (e.g., 5–20 GB), the better your computer will perform and the smoother your experience will be.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing & Technology Disciplines)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon encourages the enhancement of knowledge in the computing and information science fields. Membership is by invitation only. It is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate membership is open to students majoring in one of the computing disciplines who have completed at least 45 credit hours towards their degree, including 30 or more credits at ballbet体育 (in graded coursework) and at least 15 credits from information technology and computer science courses. Undergraduate students need to have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all coursework taken from the information technology and computer science courses. Graduate student membership is open to students pursuing a master's degree in cybersecurity management and policy, cybersecurity technology, data analytics, or digital forensics and cyber investigation; a master's degree in information technology with a specialization in database systems technology, informatics, information assurance, software engineering, or telecommunications management; or a legacy master's degree in cybersecurity. Graduate students must have completed at least 18 resident credits towards their degree at ballbet体育, with a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher. For more information, please email upe@woodlandsinnandspa.com.

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