UMA is Committed to Excellence in Cybersecurity Education
“Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility and we all must work together to improve our Nation’s cybersecurity. Our day-to-day life depends on our country’s critical infrastructure (power, communications, financial services, public health, as well as food, water, and supply, along with other networks and systems). A disruption to this system, which is operated via the internet, can have significant and even catastrophic consequences for our nation. A key risk to our economy and security continues to be the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to safeguard our ever-expanding cyber ecosystem. Raising the next generation of interested and capable cybersecurity professionals is a starting point to building stronger defenses.” (Source: CISA)
Our mission is to provide students with innovative technology and a curriculum designed to meet the growing demands in the field of cybersecurity.
We are dedicated to providing student-centered learning and professional development for a maximum experience in cybersecurity education, while aligning with industry needs.
If you have questions about program requirements, start with Admissions.
Step One: Submit an Application. Applying for admission is easy, and free! This will get you set up in the system, allowing our academic service departments to access your information.
Step Two: Submit Official Transcripts or GED/HiSET Test Scores. This will assist in mapping out your degree program, so you’ll know which courses are equivalent to the content of certain UMA courses.
Be sure to check out the Online New Student Orientation page to view the Cybersecurity Module.
If you have credits to transfer, start with Credit for Prior Learning (CPL).
If you are interested in having your prior knowledge and skills evaluated, be sure to check out ALL the CPL options. Typically, students who have acquired a minimum of two years of work experience in the field may request a Portfolio Review for course credit, provided that knowledge and skills are deemed equivalent to the content of certain UMA courses. You may also apply for Portfolio Review if you have industry certification(s). Cyber courses that students often receive CPL credit include ISS 210 Introduction to Information Systems Security and ISS 380 Cybersecurity Internship.
If you have questions about your education benefits, start with Veteran Services.
Our School Certifying Official (SCO) is located in the Office of the Registrar on the Augusta campus. All veterans seeking VA funding (regardless of location) must complete the Veterans Request for Certification prior to the beginning of each term. Also be sure to familiarize yourself with the tuition policy and withdrawal policy to avoid any issues with compliance and eligibility.