Learn More About Our Cybersecurity Programs
UMA currently offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, minors, and certificates to meet your educational needs. Students have the option of taking required courses completely online, or through a combination of live, online, and video conferencing.
- Master of Science
- Bachelor of Science and Post-Baccalaureate
- Minors in Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics
What is your cybersecurity career pathway?
Our certificate programs can help you get started in the field of cybersecurity.
- CIS/Cyber Fundamentals
- Cyber Security
- Cyber Forensics
- Cyber Operations
- Information Assurance
- Network Security Analyst
- Secure Application Development
Still not sure? Check out the Cyber Career Pathways Tool provided by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies or, CyberSeek detailed data about supply and demand in the cyber job market.
Learn and practice skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace.
Our students gain hands-on experience through our Maine Cyber Range, which now offers a training and simulation platform where participants can face live cyber-attacks that will allow them to build their skills on how to best detect, stop, and remediate cybersecurity incidents. (Cyber ranges are interactive, simulated representations of an organization’s local network, system, tools, and applications that are connected to a simulated Internet level environment).
Our students are also welcome to use the Cybersecurity Resource Center (CRC) located on the Augusta campus in the Randall Student Center, Room 246. The lab is available to students Monday-Friday, when a class is not in session. Students may also request access during the evening.
Interested in having your prior knowledge and skills evaluated?
Be sure to check out options for Prior Learning Assessment. Typically, students who have acquired a minimum of two years of work experience in the field may submit a portfolio for course credit, provided that their 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 PLA credit for include ISS 210 Introduction to Information Systems Security and ISS 380 Cybersecurity Internship.
Broaden your experience and build connections.
Our program recognizes the value of relevant work experience and partners with technology-based organizations to provide students with an opportunity to broaden their skills base, cultivate mature life and workplace skills that prepare the student for personal and professional challenges, and establish a network of professional contacts in the field of in cybersecurity.
Students can also participate remotely in professional development opportunities through extracurricular activities, which provides collaboration with organizations beyond the normal boundaries of the institution, helping to build professional connections, as well as promote cyber awareness and education in the community.