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100% Online Cybersecurity Degrees
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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 Utica College’s online cybersecurity degrees 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 degrees, you can prepare for specialized roles focusing on stopping cybercrime, maintaining information assurance, and conducting computer forensics.
Online Cybersecurity Degrees
With our online cybersecurity degrees, you have more control over your coursework. Select from numerous specializations to prepare for the field where you want to lead, including data analytics, intelligence, and computer forensics.
M.S. in Cybersecurity: Computer Forensics
Pursue your passion for collecting and preparing evidence for computer crimes such as fraud, child pornography 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.
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 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 College 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.
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 College 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. Read more about Utica College benefits for U.S. military veterans and service members.
Utica College 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. Read more about benefits for veterans and service member benefits at Utica College.
- 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
- 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/
- 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