Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity

Program Summary

The University of Maryland (UMD) is the flagship campus of the state’s higher educational system and a top-ranked public research institution. UMD is a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni, all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., UMD discovers and shares new knowledge every day through renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And UMD is committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.


The Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity is offered in collaboration with Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science, and the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. The cybersecurity degree programs merge engineering applications with computer science principles.


Maryland Cybersecurity Center

The Maryland Cybersecurity Center is unique in its comprehensive approach to cybersecurity education, research, and technology development, stressing “more-than-tech,” interdisciplinary solutions. The center brings together experts from computer science and engineering with colleagues from across campus to establish broad-based cybersecurity initiatives. 


Annual Maryland Cybersecurity Center Symposium

The Maryland Cybersecurity Center holds an annual symposium showcasing the latest research, trends, and developments in cybersecurity. It provides an opportunity for cybersecurity professionals to connect with colleagues across academia, industry, and the federal government.


Program Requirements



Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics or physics required.


GPA 3.0

Prerequesite requirement: ENEE 150 or equivalent.



Leadership skills and the ability to lead and support change initiatives preferred.



Meet admission requirements as set by University of Maryland.  See University of Maryland Master of Engineering Application for Admission.



  • Agree to earn a Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity degree within a three-year period through a distance learning structure.

  • Agree to complete a rigorous course of study and attend a Cybersecurity Symposium in Maryland.

  • Remain at current district for a minimum of three (3) years after obtaining degree or as required by the district.

  • Teach in a STEM related dual enrollment/AP setting upon completion of degree as assigned by school and approved by district administration.

  • Participate in data collection for research and continuous improvement purposes.



  • Apply online at

  • Submit a copy of the application and all application materials to the Texas Graduate Center.

  • An interview will be scheduled with candidates at the Texas Graduate Center.

  • Candidates and school districts will be notified of selection.


Graduates from the Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity 

hold the credentials to teach:

CITP 3302 Advanced Networking

CITP 3306 Internet/Intranet Server Integ

CITP 3305 System Analysis and Design

CITP 3320 Database Management

CITP 3310 Survey of Programming Languages

CITP 3312 Fundamentals of Information Security

CITP 4316 Advanced Web Design

CITP 4345 Data Communication-Convergent Technology

CITP 4340 Special Topics Course – CIT

CITP 4301 Capstone-CIT Internship

CITP 4350 Advanced Computer Programming

CITP 4330 Advanced Network Security

CITP 3311 Reverse Software Engineering

CITP 3360 Digital Image Processing and Presentation


Computer Science Courses

COSC1301 Introduction to Computing

COSC1320 “C” Programming

COSC1315 Intro to Computer Programming

COSC1436 Programming Fundamentals I

COSC1337 Programming Fundamental II

COSC2436 Programming Fundamental III

COSC2425 Computer Organization