The Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Utica College teaches students to address ever-changing cyberattack and data infiltration techniques. Students gain advanced knowledge and hands-on experience in cyber intelligence, critical infrastructures, and investigative principles as they relate to cybercrime, including:
- An understanding of the major concepts in cybersecurity
- Training in critical thinking and decision-making skills as they relate to attacks on national critical infrastructures
- The application of cyber technology to field operations
- Practical knowledge of cybercrime investigations, including methods of maintaining the integrity of cyber evidence
- Ethics as applied to cybersecurity operations and policy
The comprehensive curriculum offers specializations in Malware Analysis, Electronic Crime, Cyber Intelligence, Computer Forensics, Cyber Operations, Cyber Policy, and Data Analytics.
Utica College has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Both the Bachelor's and Master's in Cybersecurity programs have met the increased demands of this new designation category through academic year 2024.
The college has also earned designation as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)
- This program requires a three-day on-campus residency during the 1st semester.