UMBC to offer two master's programs in cybersecurity and biotechnology

With an increased need for qualified cybersecurity and biotechnology leaders, UMBC, a public Honors University, will offer two Master's in Professional Studies programs at The University at Shady Grove in Fall 2013.

An information session for these new programs will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 24 at USG Rockville's Camille Kendall Academic Center. The information session will allow attendees to meet graduate program directors and ask them questions, receive information about course delivery and class schedules, and learn about the program's practice-orientated instruction and management-focused curriculum.

USG is located in Rockville, MD. It is a consortium of nine universities within the University System of Maryland.

UMBC is among the institutions at USG, which is located in Montgomery County, a Washington D.C. suburb. USG has an average class size of 18 and has close faculty-student collaborations, along with a diverse student population.

Two-thirds of Maryland's biotechnology industry is located in Montgomery County and the cybersecurity industry continues to grow in the region.