Cybersecurity Academic Programs

With innovative cybersecurity degrees, industry connections, and an award-winning competition team, UMUC Europe is a leading name in cybersecurity education.

When you sign up for one of our cybersecurity programs at University of Maryland University College Europe, you join an elite group poised to take advantage of a fast-growing job market offering high-paying careers.

Unlock Your Career Potential with an Cybersecurity Degree

Bachelor's

Master's

Why Study Cybersecurity at UMUC Europe?

  • Cutting-edge curriculum: Our cybersecurity curriculum is continually updated and designed with input from leading employers and cybersecurity experts.
  • Taught by faculty in the know: Many UMUC cybersecurity faculty members are experts in the field, providing you access to industry leaders.
  • Globally-ranked cyber security team: The UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team provides students with real-world experience and networking opportunities.

Cybersecurity Program Recognition

UMUC has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance.

 
 

Alum James Sobel speaks about the high quality of UMUC's cybersecurity programs.

Award-Winning Students & Program Achievements

  • 1st Place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Symantec CTF at B-Sides DC | 2016
  • Silver Award | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | National Cyber Analyst Challenge | 2016
  • UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Outstanding Program Award | UMUC Master of Science in Data Analytics program | University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region | 2016
  • National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence | U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center | 2015
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Cyber DiploHack | 2015
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education | National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security | 2015
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Global Cyberlympics | 2014
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | North American Cyberlympics | 2014
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Maryland Cyber Challenge | 2014
  • 1st place, Worldwide Overall Undergraduate Division | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center Digital Forensics Challenge | 2013
  • 1st place, Collegiate and Pro Divisions | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Maryland Cyber Challenge | 2013
  • 2nd place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Global Cyberlympics | 2012
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | North American Cyberlympics | 2012
  • 1st place | UMUC Cyber Padawans competition team | Maryland Digital Forensics Investigation Challenge | 2012

Cybersecurity Quick Facts

91%

growth in cybersecurity job postings from 2010 to 2014, more than triple the percentage of overall IT job growth

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Source: Burning Glass International | Job Market Intelligence: Cyber Security Jobs 2015 | 2015

5 of 6

cybersecurity jobs require a degree

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Source: Burning Glass International | Job Market Intelligence: Cyber Security Jobs 2015 | 2015

250K

jobs exist in cybersecurity, with 27,000 of them in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia

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Source: Burning Glass International | Job Market Intelligence: Cyber Security Jobs 2015 | 2015

Other Available Programs

From soft skills to industry-specific expertise, UMUC can help you become more valuable in your current role and in the job market. We offer 90+ degrees, specializations, and certificates including programs in high-growth fields like cybersecurity, business, and computers. Find out about our other global programs offered through UMUC.