Graduate Certificates Available to MPS Data Science Students

Post-Baccalaureate (PB) Certificate in Data Science

As a UMBC MPS Data Science student, you are eligible and advised to get your post-baccalaureate (PB) certificate in data science. The two-step application procedure is very simple as explained below. First, you need to declare your interest in getting a data science certificate within the first year of graduate study at UMBC. Second, at beginning of the semester you will be completing the required courses (Data 601-604), you will need to apply for graduation (completion of certificate) through Graduate School’s website.

Post-Baccalaureate (PB) Certificate in Cybersecurity Operations

In order to earn this certificate, MPS Data Science students must take the following three cybersecurity courses and in addition to one data science course (either DATA 601, 602, or 605).

  • CYBR 620 Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • CYBR 650 Managing Cybersecurity Operations
  • CYBR 658 Risk Analysis and Compliance

Post-Baccalaureate (PB) Certificate in Project Management

In order to earn this certificate, MPS Data Science students must take the following three engineering management courses

  • ENMG 650 Project Management
  • ENMG 661 Leading Virtual/Global Teams
  • ENMG 663 Advanced Project Management Applications



STEP 1: Please fill the “Concurrent Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program Application” form as soon as you determine that you want a certificate and email it to graduate program coordinator of the program offering this certificate (e.g. if you want the CYBER certificate, then that form should be emailed to the graduate program coordinator the CYBER program). The form can be found on UMBC’s Graduate School website.

Contact information of the graduate program coordinator can be found on each program’s website.

STEP 2: “Apply for graduation” at the beginning of the semester that you are going to complete required set of courses. Link to “apply for graduation” and explanations can be found here.

You will receive your certificate diploma in the mail approximately eight (8) weeks after the end of the semester.