I'm a currently pursuing a UMUC cybersecurity masters and I have to say the criticisms jadenton has mentioned are completely true. Through the first 1.5 semesters I tried to be very diligent about going through the course modules that each class provides but eventually became frustrated with them because they were often incorrect, did not make total sense, and fail to give a good enough explanation of concepts that I think would be appropriate at the graduate level. The assigned readings have gotten better in the later courses, but initially they were awful (i.e. the intro course has you reading 40-50 pages on topics such as the differences between a cd/dvd/blu ray). The readings now are a lot more cyber security focused and seem more relevant to me. However, the problem that is you're discussing these topics with students that have absolutely no background in cybersecurity and most have no technical background either. The course may say state that it goes over some interesting technical stuff, but if your starting point for learning about cryptography is the caesar cipher, then it's clear that this class isn't meant to be taken seriously. Fortunately for me, I have a technical background and studied security concepts before enrolling in classes and I assumed that I might have a little bit of a head start but would the courses would catch up and surpass my knowledge and I would delve much further into detail or introduce new concepts, however this has not been the case. The conferences that jadenton refers to are 90% students just quoting from the textbooks and not bothering to do much more in depth research to bring anything new. It's frustrating that I bother researching dozens of research papers each week for my conferences, when most others just give superficial answers to these conferences. Grading is a joke as well. You can not get any honest feedback from professors regarding why you were given a certain grade. During one course, multiple students asked for feedback from one professor and he promised to deliver personalized feedback to us but never did. We simply gave up asking after a while. My last professor did not even have any cyber security experience at all, I don't know how he was hired to be an adjunct professor for the course. I have a 4.0 thus far so I guess I can't complain too much, but I find that I'm just learning what the minimum amount of work is to get an A and less learning and mastering new concepts. Also, plagiarism is not taken seriously. I brought up instances cases of plagiarism in a couple classes to my professors and the head of the department and nothing was ever done about it. No one was failed for it and the most egregious plagiarizer, who plagiarized his entire portion of my group paper, passed his class. I don't understand what it would take for them to take plagiarism seriously. At the University of Maryland College Park if you're caught plagiarizing, you must go before the honor board and explain yourself and even then, 99% of those receive XF's to indicate that they failed for cheating. All this has taught me is that you can cheat here cause you won't be punished for it.