​Utica College – Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity2018-09-26T23:17:16+00:00

Utica College – Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Program Overview

According to Utica College:

Utica College’s online M.S. in Cybersecurity teaches students to proactively address ever-changing attack and infiltration techniques. A leader in economic crime programs for more than 25 years, Utica designed the program in response to calls from cybersecurity professionals for a graduate-level program that combines state-of-the-art practices in intelligence, forensics and cyber operations

At a Glance

URL https://programs.online.utica.edu/programs/masters-cybersecurity
Total credit hours 30
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive The MS in Cybersecurity residency is a four-day seminar (Thursday-Sunday) at the campus in Utica, New York. It occurs about halfway through the program (dual specialization students may have a different residency schedule). The residency provides unique, powerful opportunities to collaborate with faculty and peers, to participate in hands on team/individual lab work using state of the art technology, and to implement learned knowledge.
Concentrations The program provides a core of courses at the heart of the discipline and then allows students to specialize in one of five areas:

  • Cyber Intelligence: The Intelligence specialization is designed for students interested in protecting and maintaining homeland and national security through cyber intelligence and counterintelligence, cyber counterterrorism, and cyber counter sabotage.
  • Computer Forensics: With the Computer Forensics specialization of the MS in Cybersecurity, you’ll learn forensic tools, analysis, and methods that are used to investigate network-based incidents, including unauthorized observation and manipulation of data, and the illegal use of digital devices.
  • Cyber Operations: This specialization is designed for students who wish to master both defensive (protective) and offensive (attack) modes of cyber operations. Gain the critical knowledge needed to protect any organization from serious cyber threats through a hands-on, lab-oriented curriculum.
  • Malware Analysis: This specialization introduces students to the nuances of finding and mitigating malware to defend against and recover from targeted attacks.
  • Electronic Crime: The electronic crime specialization educates students on current issues and trends pertaining to financial crime and compliance management, white-collar crime investigation, and fraud prevention and detection.
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete 18-20 months
Admission requirements According to Utica College, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Cybersecurity program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • All entering students must hold a bachelor’s degree or greater
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Work experience recommended, but not required
  • 3 letters of recommendation