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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 are baccalaureate completer programs, which means that students must have attended a regionally-accredited institution and hold an Associate's degree, or have earned a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college or university prior to enrolling in the program.

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

  • - Transcript
  • - Signature Page
ProgramGPA6Other Requirements
BS in Cybersecurity2.5 -
BS in Criminal Justice2.5 -
BS in Criminal Intelligence Analysis2.5 -
BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation2.5 -
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:

  • - Transcript
  • - Personal Statement
  • - Letter of Recommendation (LOR)

All students entering a Master’s degree program must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

ProgramGPA6Work Experience# of LOROther Requirements
MBA-Economic Crime & Fraud Management3.0Recommended, not required2 -
MBA-General Management2.72-3 years2 -
MS in Cybersecurity3.0Recommended, not required2 -
Executive MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management3.0Recommended, not required2Employee Support Letter
MS in Data Science3.0Recommended, not required2 -
MS in Nursing3.0

2,000 hours

2

- An unencumbered RN license
- Successful background check
- 3 Credit Statistics Course (grade of B or higher)

MHA in Health Care Administration3.0Recommended, not required3 -
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:

  • - Transcript
  • - Resume
ProgramGPA6Other Requirements
Financial Crimes Investigator Certificate2.5

- Relevant work experience is recommended, but not required.
- Signature Page

Cybersecurity Technologies Certificate2.7- Personal Statement
Cyber Crime and Fraud Investigation Certificate2.7- Personal Statement
Cyber Network Defense Certificate2.7- Personal Statement

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-Transcript
- Resume
- Personal Statement
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.