Undergraduates majoring in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, math, or related fields can add cybersecurity expertise to their degree programs via a cybersecurity track or concentration. Undergraduate students also may consider a cybersecurity-focused Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s program as well.
Individuals with a bachelor’s degree can pursue a Master’s in Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in cybersecurity or graduate certificates through UMBC’s Cybersecurity Graduate Program. Graduate students pursuing M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, math, or related fields can also add cybersecurity expertise to their degree programs via a cybersecurity track or concentration as well.
UMBC offers several scholarship opportunities for students studying cybersecurity at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, funded both by the federal government (SFS, CySP) and private industry (Northrop Grumman CyberScholars).
UMBC’s students, both undergraduate and graduate, participate in events and organizations to develop their cybersecurity skills and knowledge outside the classroom.
Workforce Development & Training
Working professionals who wish to break into the cybersecurity field or hone their existing skills, can pursue non-credit cybersecurity training through UMBC Training Centers in Columbia, MD and the robust opportunities available in their “Cyber Academy” program.