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8 Specializations

350% Job Growth2

30 Credit Hours

100% Online

Why Choose Utica?

As a leader in economic crime programs for more than 25 years, Utica University offers expertly designed, 100% online cybersecurity programs to prepare you for success in the field. Our degree options include an M.S. in Cybersecurity degree with seven career-focused specializations for enhancing your skill set, or our top-ranked online M.B.A. program with a cybersecurity specialization.

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Utica University as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education, and our programs have been lauded by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and the EC-Council, one of the premier certifying bodies in cybersecurity. With these acclaims, choosing Utica University is a smart decision. In just two years, you can build the knowledge and skills you’ll need to become equipped to lead cybersecurity efforts.

Utica University’s fully online and flexible degree programs enable you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.

What Are Your Degree Options?

Utica University’s convenient online programs position you for success in careers that directly fight against cybercrime and data theft. Gain the skills and know-how to lead efforts that protect data, assets, and reputation. Spend the next two years immersed in 30 credit hours of coursework that combine state-of-the-art practices in intelligence, forensics, and cyber operations. You have multiple options to craft your curriculum for particular roles of interest.

30 Total Credits; 2 Years; 100% Online

Prepare to lead cybersecurity efforts in business, government agencies, and investigative units. Acquire the knowledge necessary for professional certifications like CompTIA A+, Security+, and Network+.

This degree program offers a choice of seven specializations including Computer Forensics, Cyber Operations, Cyber Policy, Data Analytics, Electronic Crime, Intelligence, and Malware Analysis.

30 Total Credits; 2 Years; 100% Online; $895 Cost Per Credit

Develop essential crisis response and management skills to stand out as a leader in the dynamic field of cybersecurity. The program also provides the academic credential to take the CompTIA ® Project+ certification exam.

Courses include Project Management, Organizational Risk Management Frameworks, Principles of Cybercrime Investigations, Networks and Internet Security, among others.

30 Total Credits; 2 Years; 100% Online; ACBSP Accredited

Pair your business education with an advanced understanding of cybersecurity and be ready to protect any organization from cyberattacks. Explore the impact of cybersecurity networks, protocols, and systems on institutions, business and government applications, and personal privacy.

Check out six additional online M.B.A. specializations offered at Utica.

Utica University — A Legacy of Cyber Leadership

Renowned for its influence and expertise in cyber, Utica University is located in the heart of central New York, and is a comprehensive, independent, and accredited private institution.

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How Will You Learn & Grow?

Online learning is soaring in popularity, especially for those with irregular schedules and no/little access to a physical campus. Utica University presents online learners with the same rigorous curriculum, esteemed faculty, alumni network, and collaborative community found on campus. Make the decision to acquire the knowledge and skills that could take you to the next step in life and Utica University will be here to support you every step of the way.

What Is The Coursework Like?

With Utica University’s carefully designed coursework, you’ll gain advanced mastery and hands-on experience in cyber intelligence, critical infrastructures, and cybercrime investigative principles to face real-world challenges within the cybersecurity field. Benefit from online coursework that covers decision-making, ethics, leadership, and more. Participate in virtual residencies that provide extensive understanding within a specific discipline to build the confidence you need to meet the demands of various roles.

Highlighted Courses

Principles of Cybersecurity

M.S. in Cybersecurity

In this course, you will explore the following foundational concepts and processes for information security in cyberspace: incident response, reporting, containment, and restoration of the information infrastructure.

Cyber Counterintelligence

M.S. in Cybersecurity

Develop a broad understanding of the concepts and processes of counterintelligence in cyberspace. Topics include counterintelligence missions, defensive and offensive counterintelligence, and counterespionage.

Computer Forensics and Investigation Methods

M.S. in Cybersecurity

Examine techniques and tools used by computer forensics investigations such as acquisition, preservation, recovery, and analysis of evidence obtained from portable and stationary computer storage devices, PDAs, and cell phones.

Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

M.B.A. – Cybersecurity

Gain an introduction to the disciplines of cyberspace and cybersecurity, including key concepts, terms, and definitions. Examine threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures associated with cybersecurity.

Critical National Infrastructures and National Security

M.B.A. – Cybersecurity

Examine major critical infrastructure protection issues, technologies, and approaches as they relate to telecommunications, energy, banking and finance, transportation, the internet, and emergency services.

Principles of Cybercrime Investigations

M.B.A. – Cybersecurity

Examine the legal and technical aspects of cybercrime investigations, then compare them with techniques of traditional investigations.

How In-Demand Is the Cybersecurity Field?

There is an extreme shortage of qualified candidates in the field today, making cybersecurity one of the best careers for employment opportunities where you can name your price and select from multiple offers. One industry expert stated, “It’s a full-on war for cybertalent.”2

Cybersecurity professionals stay up-to-date on vulnerabilities, exploits, and incoming attacks. Job responsibilities run the gamut – from serving as a primary point of contact for management and technical areas – to deploying internetworking technologies that protect assets. Utica’s curriculum prepares you with the theoretical and foundational knowledge to enter the workforce as a top-tier professional.

Top Cybersecurity Careers3

  1. Cybersecurity Manager ($136,625)
  2. Manager of IT Cybersecurity ($136,264)
  3. Cybersecurity Lead ($133,499)
  4. Senior Cybersecurity Engineer ($132,558)
  5. Director of Cybersecurity ($129,618)

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Sources

  1. “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information Security Analysts.” BLS. Retrieved on July 12, 2021 from https://www.bls.gov.
  2. “Cybersecurity Talent Crunch to Create 3.5 Million Unfilled Jobs Globally by 2021.” Cybercrime Magazine. Retrieved on July 12, 2021 from https://cybersecurityventures.com.
  3. “Cybersecurity Salary by Location.” Ziprecruiter. Retrieved on July 13, 2021 from https://www.ziprecruiter.com.