As data breaches dominate daily headlines, experts who know how to defend sensitive data are in high demand. Utica College's Master of Science in Cybersecurity online program equips you with the skills and know-how to lead cybersecurity efforts in business, government agencies, or investigative units.
As a leader in economic crime programs for more than 25 years, Utica designed the online master's in cybersecurity program to combine state-of-the-art practices in intelligence, forensics, and cyber operations.
This 30-credit program offers a carefully created curriculum that will give you the technical ability to protect sensitive systems from the criminals determined to corrupt them while providing soft skills like critical thinking, ethics, and decision-making vital to success in the field. The M.S. in Cybersecurity degree also features seven career-focused specializations to enhance your skill set.
Specialization options include:
You'll also participate in a two-day online virtual residency during which you'll interact with your professors and classmates and work together in a truly immersive experience. Equipped with this sought-after skill set and real-world knowledge, you'll graduate prepared to lead in the field of cybersecurity in less than two years.
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Utica College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) through the academic year 2024.
Our cybersecurity programs have also been recognized for their excellence by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Learn more about why Utica College is your best choice for your online master's in cybersecurity.
Through a unique partnership with CipherTrace — a leading cryptocurrency intelligence company — you can become a CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE) and learn how to analyze and trace funds lost in cryptocurrency fraud and theft. You’ll use the same tools and get the same CTCE training as regulators and law enforcement members around the world do in becoming expert cryptocurrency financial investigators.
Once certified, you'll be able to complete an active investigation at CipherTrace and write the case report, giving you direct, hands-on experience and demonstrating an incredibly valuable skill set to employers.
The top 10 percent of Information Security Analysts earned more than $158,860 in 2019, with the number of job opportunities expected to grow 32 percent through 2028.
With your online master's in cybersecurity, you'll be ready to join the top tier of this workforce and earn more while making an impact on data security.
Cybersecurity is always evolving. Working IT security professionals who have theoretical and foundational knowledge from the online master’s in cybersecurity program and practical network and security skills have an advantage in the field over those without both.
Cybersecurity professionals must stay up-to-date on vulnerabilities, exploits, and incoming attacks. Job responsibilities might also include:
The master's in cybersecurity online program gives you advanced knowledge and hands-on experience in intelligence, critical infrastructures, and investigative principles as they relate to cybercrime.
Master the technical skills you'll need on the job and prepare for industry certifications like CompTIA A+ and Security+. Because Utica is a CompTIA academic partner, you'll also receive a discount on certain exams.