Degree Programs, Courses, and J.D. Certificate


JD Certificate in Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law

Students can receive formal recognition for completion of the Program in Cybersecurity and Crisis Management. To be awarded this designation, students must earn a minimum of 17 credits through the program's three basic components—classroom, experiential learning, and research and writing. The Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law Certificate is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and students completing the requirements will be recognized by the homeland security community for possessing a level of expertise and specialization in the field.

Students who are graduating and meet the requirements must submit the Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law Concentration Verification Form to Michael Vesely, CHHS Academic Program Director (mvesely@law.umaryland.edu) by no later than April 1 for May graduates (November 1 for December graduates).

Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law Concentration Verification Form

Classroom Requirement

Experiential Learning Requirement

Research and Writing Requirement

Qualifying Elective Courses


JD/MPS Dual Degree in Cybersecurity

Maryland Carey Law and UMBC have partnered to facilitate the integration of two academic programs to prepare students for a diverse range of cybersecurity and legal careers. Through a sharing of elective credits and flexible scheduling, students can earn the Juris Doctor (JD) and the Master’s of Professional Studies (MPS) in Cybersecurity degrees in less time, and therefore with less cost, than would be required if each degree was completed separately.

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Application Requirements


JD Credit Transfer Towards UMBC Master’s of Professional Studies (MPS) in Cybersecurity 

Maryland Carey Law graduates who wish to augment their JD degree with a technical degree in cybersecurity may be eligible to transfer up to twelve (12) JD course credits towards UMBC’s Master’s of Professional Studies (MPS) in Cybersecurity.

Qualifying Credits

Transfer Requirements