Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Accelerated Graduate Pathway to Cybersecurity

USM’s Accelerated Graduate Pathway (AGP) to the Cybersecurity Master’s program allows students to being taking graduate level courses during their final year of undergraduate study. These courses will satisfy requirements in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, allowing undergraduate students to complete up to 15 graduate-level credits. 

Program Requirements

Students must be enrolled in the BS Cybersecurity. In the spring of the 3rd year, eligible students should apply to the MS Cybersecurity program. Upon acceptance, students may count credits from the first year of the MS Cybersecurity to satisfy the final credits of the BS in Cybersecurity. Students in the Accelerated Pathway would use their undergraduate major electives for the MS Cybersecurity classes. They will also take CYB 551 Cyber Laws, Policy, and Ethics in place of ITT 451 Cyber Laws, Policy, and Ethics. At this point, students are one elective from completing a graduate certificate in cybersecurity or they may proceed with the MS Cybersecurity program.

How to Apply

  • On the Common App, select your BS Cybersecurity; then you will see the following option: “Please indicate your interest in one of the following accelerated pathway options at the University of Southern Maine” from which you can select the Cybersecurity pathway.

  • In the University of Maine System application, select BS Cybersecurity; then you will see the following drop-down menu: Accelerated Degree Pathway, from which you can select the Cybersecurity pathway.

  • If you are a Transfer or Continuing Student, please contact the University of Southern Maine Advising Office to meet with an academic advisor who can review your previous coursework and determine your eligibility for entering an Accelerated Graduate pathway. Please call (207) 780-4040 or email usm.advising@maine.edu.

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