UMBC undergraduate students have the option of applying to the accelerated BS/MPS Cybersecurity program in their junior or senior year and may take up to nine graduate credits that can be applied to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students benefit by shortening the time to degree completion, experience the cost savings of taking graduate courses at undergraduate tuition rates, experience flexible learning options (some courses taught in evening or in hybrid format) and gain practical knowledge and skills.
Admissions Requirements for the Cybersecurity Accelerated BS/MPS Program
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. (An average of 3.5 or higher in computer science courses)
Students typically apply to the Accelerated BS/MPS after completing CMSC 313, 331 and 341. Students are required to complete the following courses before applying:
Math 151,152, 221
CMSC 201, 202, 203
CMSC 313, 331, 341
Maintain good academic standing throughout the duration of undergraduate degree.
Complete Accelerated BS/MPS in Cybersecurity program application:
Submit copy of undergraduate transcripts to Graduate School
Submit required documentation to your CSEE Undergraduate Advisor for preliminary review and approval. If approved your application will be reviewed by the Cybersecurity Graduate Program Director and a final admission decision will be made.
One semester prior to completion of your bachelor’s degree, submit an application for the Master’s of Professional Studies: Cybersecurity program to the Graduate School. The graduate school application fee is waived ($50 online/$70 paper).
Once admitted to the MPS of Cybersecurity, complete transfer of credits form to Graduate School for nine credits.