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Online Cybersecurity Degrees

Make Combating Cybercrime Your Career Focus

100% Online Cybersecurity Degrees

Pursue High-Demand, High-Salary Roles

Gain Specialized Skills for Many Careers

Earn Digital Badges

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Develop the Skills to Prevent Cybercrime

Global organizations are investing heavily in cybersecurity. A recent forecast showed that spending on technologies and services related to information security will top $150 billion in 2021.1 This increased focus makes now the perfect time to enter or advance in this field, and the nationally recognized education from Utica University’s online cybersecurity degree programs can help you do it.

Our online cybersecurity degrees focus on the expertise you need to safeguard data and networks for leading organizations. You’ll build that expertise in programs recognized by:

  • National Security Agency
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)

With each of our bachelor’s and master’s level cybersecurity degrees, you’ll learn from faculty with extensive experience in cybersecurity education. Their guidance will help you build the right skills for taking the next step of your career.

After completing your program, you will enter a job market with an urgent need for skilled professionals. In fact, American organizations had more than 450,000 open cybersecurity positions in May 2021.2 With our cybersecurity degree programs, you can prepare for specialized roles focusing on stopping cybercrime, maintaining information assurance, and conducting computer forensics.

Guaranteed $500 Scholarship* (full terms below)

Apply by January 6, 2023, and start your degree in January 2023 to receive a guaranteed $500 scholarship* (full terms below). Applicable for the B.S. in Cybersecurity, B.B.A. in Cybersecurity Operations Management, M.S. in Cybersecurity, or M.S. in Cybersecurity Operations Management.

Online Cybersecurity Degrees

With our online cybersecurity degrees, you have more control over your education. Select from numerous specializations to prepare for the field where you want to lead, including cyber operations, cybercrime and fraud, and digital forensics.

B.S. in Cybersecurity

Explore innovative techniques to protect, prevent, and investigate cyber-attacks, including detection and remediation methods. Learn how to secure an organization’s data and intellectual property from both an attack and defense perspective. Through experiential learning and real-world simulated exercises, students leave the program with industry-recognized certifications and micro-credentials.
The National Security Agency (NSA) designated our Cybersecurity program as a National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Crime Center (DC3) designated the Digital Forensics and Incident Response specialization as one of fifteen colleges or universities in the country to earn the coveted title of a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE).

B.S. in Cybersecurity: Cyber Operations

The Cyber Operations specialization provides skills in defensive and offensive tactics, techniques, and procedures. Develop real-world skills using industry-recognized cyber operations tools. Gain advanced instruction on vulnerability assessments, malware analysis, and incident response.

B.S. in Cybersecurity: Cybercrime and Fraud Investigation

Prepare to lead the fight against digital white-collar crimes such as fraud, money laundering, and corruption. Learn about modern payment systems from a global perspective while studying techniques to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud. Discover counter-efforts that include fraud prevention and fraud detection technologies that include digital forensics skills.

B.S. in Cybersecurity: Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Pursue your passion for collecting evidence and investigating computer crimes such as fraud, ransomware and data theft with courses that emphasize a comprehensive understanding of the forensic tools and techniques used to investigate and analyze network-related incidents and preserve digital evidence. Computer crime encompasses a wide range of illegal activities that cost corporations revenue and pose a threat to our national security and individuals alike. In this 100% online master’s program, you’ll gain the skills you need for cyber forensics certifications and make an impact in this rapidly growing field.

M.S. in Cybersecurity

Learn to address ever-changing cyberattack and infiltration techniques with an NSA-recognized leader in Cybersecurity. Three program specializations target different interests in this field.

M.S. in Cybersecurity: Digital Forensics

Pursue your passion for collecting and preparing evidence for computer crimes such as fraud, ransomware and cyber espionage with courses that emphasize a comprehensive understanding of the forensic tools and techniques used to investigate and analyze network-related incidents and preserve digital evidence.

M.S. in Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity Operations

Examine defensive and offensive modes of cyber operations as you become a cybersecurity expert. You’ll graduate ready to detect, investigate, and prevent cybercrime for employers ranging from defense contractors to financial services to critical infrastructure.

M.S. in Cybersecurity: Cybercrime and Fraud

Master the technical, legal, and ethical aspects of electronic crime, white collar crime and fraud investigation with a focus on risk and compliance, legal issues, fraud management, and advanced fraud analysis techniques.

B.B.A. in Cybersecurity Operations Management

The online B.B.A. in Cybersecurity Operations Management degree delivers the essential technical and management skills necessary to manage people and processes in deploying and defending organizational information technology assets.

M.S. in Cybersecurity Operations Management

The online M.S. in Cybersecurity Operations Management degree from Utica University provides the credential to take the CompTIA ® Project+ certification exam, plus the expertise for a successful career in risk management, IT leadership, and more.

Career Outlook: Rising Demand for Cybersecurity Experts

Organizations are making cybersecurity a top priority, creating expanded opportunities for you in this field. For instance, information security analysts earn a median annual salary of $103,590, and the hiring of these analysts will increase 33% from 2020 to 2030.3

With our online cybersecurity degrees, you can enter the area that interests you most. Build the talents to advance in computer forensics, data analytics, intelligence, and other rewarding cybersecurity fields.

Cybersecurity Curriculum

Cybersecurity offers abundant opportunities. With our online cybersecurity degrees, you can focus on the area you want to pursue.

Our coursework helps you learn about data vulnerabilities and the technologies used to safeguard systems. What’s more, the curriculum prepares you to take professional certification exams that can boost your job prospects, including CompTIA A+, Security+, and Network+.

Recognized by Cybersecurity Leaders

Our online cybersecurity degrees are recognized by the departments trusted to keep the U.S. safe

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security designated Utica University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD). Additionally, our online cybersecurity degrees have been recognized for excellence by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

Other accolades include U.S. News & World Report naming us No. 90 in Regional Universities North and No. 30 in Top Performers for Social Mobility.

In addition, our M.S. in Cybersecurity was ranked a Best Online Master’s in Cybersecurity Degree by Fortune.com in 2022.

Faculty: Study With Experts at the Forefront of Cybersecurity

Our faculty built their expertise on the front lines of cybersecurity. Now, they’re ready to help you learn how to protect data and systems from cybercriminals threatening organizations in the public and private sectors.

Of course, our online cybersecurity degrees comprise many specialties, and you’ll learn from faculty in your preferred career area. Our faculty’s expertise includes intelligence, counter-espionage, information assurance, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about our online cybersecurity degrees. If you want to ask a different question, please call (866) 295-3106 to speak with an enrollment counselor.

Yes! U.S. News & World Report has named us a Top 200 Regional University. Additionally, our online cybersecurity degrees have earned recognition from the:

  • Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center
  • National Security Agency
  • Department of Homeland Security

Our programs have also been recognized for excellence by the SR Education Group, BestDegreePrograms.org, and TheBestSchools.org.

We’re accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This recognition affirms that you’ll receive an exceptional and rigorously evaluated online education as a Utica student.

Work experience is not required for most of our online cybersecurity degrees. Please review the admission details for your program of interest to learn more.

That depends on the type of degree you are pursuing. In many cases, we accept transfer credits from other regionally accredited schools if they apply to your chosen curriculum.

As part of the admissions process, our staff completes a detailed, course-by-course evaluation of your previously earned credits to determine if and how many of your previously earned credits apply. Please review the admission details for your program of interest to learn more.

Studying online offers many benefits. You can choose where and when you study, all while continuing your career, raising a family, and contributing to your community as you advance your education.

Plus, you won’t have to commute or find on-campus housing as an online learner, which could help you save money as you learn. Visit our Online Student Life page to learn more about the online student experience.

You will typically dedicate 12 to 15 hours per week to each online course. While the rigor and expectations for on-campus and online instruction are the same, the flexible online format helps you fit the coursework into your schedule in the way that works for you.

Utica University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, making additional funds available for U.S. military students without an additional charge to their GI Bill® entitlement. View the military benefits page to learn more about Utica University benefits for U.S. military veterans and service members.

Utica University provides a 10% tuition discount for online students and spouses of Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard service members. Students can also apply for Yellow Ribbon funding, the GI Bill®, VA benefits, Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid, Navy/Marine Corps relief, and The American Legion scholarships. View the military benefits page to learn more about benefits for veterans and service members at Utica University.

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Sources and Disclaimer

  1. Gartner (2021 May 17). “Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Security and Risk Management Spending to Exceed $150 Billion in 2021.” Retrieved on September 14, 2021, from https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2021-05-17-gartner-forecasts-worldwide-security-and-risk-managem
  2. CBS News (2021 May 21). “U.S. Has Almost 500,000 Job Openings in Cybersecurity.” Retrieved on September 14, 2021, from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cybersecurity-job-openings-united-states/
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021 September 8). Information Security Analysts. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on September 14, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm

*Students must apply by 1/6/2023, enroll in one of Utica University’s online Cybersecurity programs (B.S. Cybersecurity, M.S. Cybersecurity, B.B.A. Cybersecurity Operations Management, and M.S. Cybersecurity Operations Management), be accepted by the institution, and start classes on or before 1/17/2023 in order to be eligible for this scholarship. A limited number of tuition discount scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Eligible students will receive a total credit towards tuition of $500 which shall be provided in 2 financial aid disbursements of $250; this credit is not refundable to you. To confirm tuition discount and online program details, please consult an enrollment counselor at uticaonline@utica.edu. Please note that the scholarship offer is for tuition only and could affect your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid office to discuss it further. Information presented may be revised without notice.