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Admission Requirements

In addition to the application materials listed on the Application Checklist, specific application requirements vary by program. In order to receive the most up-to-date information, please call a Program Manager at 315-732-2640 or toll free at 866-295-3106.

In some instances, candidates who do not possess the necessary background knowledge can still be considered for conditional admission to the program if they possess unique or more extensive experience or certifications recognized in the field. In certain programs, up to 12 hours of prerequisite online classes at Utica College or accredited institution may also be required.

Bachelor's Degrees

Our online Bachelor degrees now accepts applications from first-time freshmen, as well as students with some college credit.

Admission to all Bachelor's programs require a completed online application and $40 application fee. Additional required documents include:

  • :: Official Transcripts
    • - Official final high school transcripts (with graduation date) are required for all transfer students unless you have earned an associate’s degree or higher.
    • - If you are entering with an associate's degree or transferring a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college, your general educational requirements are considered complete.
  • :: Personal Statement
  • :: Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
ProgramGPA6Other Requirements
BS in Cybersecurity2.5 for any College transfer credit
3.0 for high school transcripts
 
BS in Criminal Justice2.5 for any College transfer credit
3.0 for high school transcripts
 
BS in Criminal Intelligence Analysis2.5 for any College transfer credit
3.0 for high school transcripts
 
BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation2.5 for any College transfer credit
3.0 for high school transcripts
 
BS in Nursing (RN to BSN) Proof of pre-req courses - Intro to Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Microbiology with a "C" or better.

6 Applicants with GPAs below the minimum may be admitted at the discretion of the department. A GPA letter will be required.

Master's Degrees

Admission to all Master's programs require a completed online application and $50 application fee. Additional required documents include:

  • :: Official transcripts from all degree-bearing U.S. colleges/universities attended. - We would be happy to order your transcripts on your behalf when you begin the application.
  • :: Personal Statement
  • :: Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
  • :: Resume

All students entering a master's degree program must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent.

ProgramGPA6Work Experience# of LOROther Requirements
MBA-Economic Crime & Fraud Management3.0Recommended, not required2

 

MBA-General Management2.72-3 years2
  • - Students without a business background will be required to complete a pretest.
MS in Accounting2.7Recommended, not required1
  • - Typically, students should have a B.S. in Accounting, but a non-accounting bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is acceptable as long as the following course prerequisites are met:
    • - At least 30 credit hours in business courses, including microeconomics, statistics, and finance
    • - At least 18 credit hours in accounting courses, including intermediate accounting I and II, a tax accounting course, and auditing
MS in Cybersecurity3.0Recommended, not required2 
Executive MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management3.0Recommended, not required2 
MS in Data Science3.0Recommended, not required2 
MS in Nursing - FNP, NE, NL3.0

2,000 hours

2
  • - An unencumbered RN license in the state in which you reside
  • - A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program
  • - Successful background check
  • - 3 credit statistics course (grade of C* or higher)
    *Students with a grade below B will be required to successfully complete a self-study module and accompanying exam.
  • - Baccalaureate level health assessment course with observed laboratory (grade of B or higher)
  • - Two letters of recommendation: one from a faculty member and one from a professional colleague
  • - A writing sample
MHA in Health Care Administration3.0Recommended, not required2 
MPS in Cyber Policy & Risk Analysis2.7Recommended, not required2 

6 Applicants with GPAs below the minimum may be admitted at the discretion of the department. A GPA letter will be required.

Undergraduate Certificates

Admission to all undergraduate Certificate programs require a completed online application and $40 application fee. Additional required documents include:

  • :: Proof of an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • :: One personal statement.
  • :: Official transcripts - We would be happy to order your transcripts on your behalf when you begin the application.
  • :: Resume
ProgramGPA6Other Requirements
Financial Crimes Investigator Certificate2.5
  • - Associate's degree or resume with relevant career experience.
Cybersecurity Technologies Certificate2.7 
Cyber Crime and Fraud Investigation Certificate2.7 
Cyber Network Defense Certificate2.7 

6 Applicants with GPAs below the minimum may be admitted at the discretion of the department. A GPA letter will be required.

Certificates of Advanced Studies (Graduate)

Admission to all graduate Certificate programs require a completed online application and $50 application fee.

ProgramGPA6Other Requirements
Cyber Operations Certificate2.7
  • - A bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • - A minimum 2.7 GPA.
  • - One personal statement.
  • - Resume
  • - Official transcripts from all degree-bearing U.S. colleges/universities attended - We would be happy to order your transcripts on your behalf when you begin the application.
Computer Forensics Certificate2.7
Cyber Policy Certificate2.7
Financial Crime and Compliance Operations Certificate2.7
Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations Certificate2.7
Organizational Risk Assessment and Management Certificate2.7
Regulatory and Compliance Assurance Certificate2.7

6 Applicants with GPAs below the minimum may be admitted at the discretion of the department. A GPA letter will be required.

Doctorate Degrees

Admission to the transitional DPT program requires a completed online application and application fee which is automatically calculated based on the number of programs selected.

ProgramGPAOther Requirements
Transitional Program in Physical Therapy (tDPT) 
  • - Official Transcripts from a regionally accredited physical therapist bachelor's or master's degree program.
  • - Professional portfolio.
  • - Proof of current US State licensure OR proof of eligibility to sit for licensure.
  • - Two letters of recommendation.
  • - Brief essay articulating goals for tDPT study.