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Cybersecurity Management and Policy, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #67 (WUR) Online
Develop next-generation skills to anticipate and avoid cyber threats and prepare for rapid career growth with our nationally recognized Cybersecurity Management and Policy degree program. In University of Maryland University College's bachelor's degree program in cyber security management and policy, you can prepare to become a leader in the protection of data. 
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University of Maryland University College was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.1 Our cyber security students frequently take first place in cyber competitions, and our graduates are often recruited by top firms and agencies they've met through the program.

The programme

We've developed our Cybersecurity Management and Policy degree in conjunction with top employers to be relevant to your career growth. Industry experts consult on emerging topics, our faculty lend their extensive field experience, and an advisory board of senior executives ensure that you'll train for the highest level of information assurance.

You'll also get plenty of opportunities to interact with employers via frequent guest speakers, recruitment activities, and networking events. You'll learn the techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies that secure and defend information systems in local and more broadly based domains.Courses include ethics in information technology, security policy analysis, network security, practical applications in cyber security management, and emerging technologies.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Protect an organization's critical information and assets by ethically integrating cyber security best practices and risk management through enterprise
  • Integrate continuous monitoring and real-time security solutions with information collection, collaboration, and analysis capabilities
  • Improve cyber security situational awareness and deployment of countermeasures in industry and government
  • Evaluate and assess the use of technology to support cyber security goals and objectives
  • Participate in forensic analysis of cyber incidents and assist in recovery of operations
  • Formulate, update, and communicate short- and long-term organizational cyber security strategies and policies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Research
  • Introduction to Writing
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Concepts and Applications of Information Technology
  • Introduction to Problem Solving and Algorithm Design
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Professional Writing
  • Economics in the Information Age
  • Technology in Contemporary Society
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Ethics in Information Technology
  • Introduction to Physical Science
  • Technological Transformations
  • Fundamentals of Networking
  • Media and Society
  • Advanced Technical Writing
  • Digital Forensics in the Criminal Justice System
  • Foundations of Information System Security
  • Security Policy Analysis
  • Security Policy Implementation
  • Network Security
  • Advanced Information Systems Security
  • Evaluating Emerging Technologies
  • Practical Applications in Cybersecurity Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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