MS in Cybersecurity Frequently Asked Questions
For general questions regarding Utica College, please go to General Frequently Asked Questions.
- How quickly can I complete this degree?
- What are the specializations available?
- What are the admissions requirements?
- How is Utica College's Cyber Intelligence & Forensics program unique?
- What can I expect during the residencies?
- Is it possible for individuals from diverse professional backgrounds to enroll in the program?
- What facilities and other resources are available?
How quickly can I complete this degree?
Our 30 credit hour program is designed to be completed in about 18-20 months.
What are the specializations available?
Cybersecurity – Designed for professionals interested in cyber intelligence and counterintelligence, cyber counterterrorism, and cyber counter sabotage. The curriculum covers an analysis of global and national cyber security policies, the study and protection of critical infrastructures, as well as operations involving cyber threats and defense.
Computer Forensics – Designed for individuals interested in collecting and preparing evidence of complex or high-level computer crimes. The curriculum emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of the forensic tools and techniques used to investigate and analyze network-related incidents and preserve digital evidence.
What are the admissions requirements?
The traditional applicant holds a Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
How is Utica College's Cyber Intelligence & Forensics program unique?
Our Master's degree program is unique in its specificity – designed to keep pace with changes in technology. The dynamic nature of the curriculum is intensely focused on two concentrations: Cyber Intelligence and Cyber Forensics. Utica College has established many corporate and government partnerships and enjoys endorsements from a number of federal agencies.
What can I expect during the residencies?
Each residency is a three day seminar at our campus in Utica, New York. The residency introduces you to the faculty and fellow students, available technology and course expectations, all while creating a strong sense of community.
Is it possible for individuals from diverse professional backgrounds to enroll in the program?
Yes. Individuals from diverse professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
What facilities and other resources are available?
Utica College has remained at the forefront of research collaboration. The Center for Identity Management and Information Protection, housed at Utica College, is a research collaborative dedicated to furthering a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, and data protection. The Computer Forensics Research and Development Center of Utica College supports education and research in economic crime and information security, providing a reliable resource for innovative solutions to corporate, government, and law enforcement entities.
** For more questions, please call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a Program Manager.