Online Certificate of Advanced Studies – Cyber Policy

Program Overview

Understand the policies, laws, and ethical questions impacting cybersecurity.

Join our online certificate of Advanced Studies in Cyber Policy to understand the non-technical side of cybersecurity, including its most critical legal, constitutional, and public policy issues.

Join our online certificate of Advanced Studies in Cyber Policy to understand the non-technical side of cybersecurity, including its most critical legal, constitutional, and public policy issues.

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$775

Time to Complete

1 year

 
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          Protect Important Data

          From the ethics of cyber espionage to the international laws around cybersecurity, you'll examine how our legal system impacts operations in this fast-growing field. You'll address the complex connections between its technical, social, cultural, ethical and international aspects and you'll understand how to assess and manage risk in the most complex network environments.

          Take the next step in your career and distinguish yourself with this certificate in cyber policy and help your organization protect what's most important.

          Acclaim for Utica College

          The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Utica College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) for academic years 2014–2019.

          Our cybersecurity programs have also been recognized for their excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

          Learn more about why Utica College is your best choice for a cybersecurity education.

          Career Outlook

          With escalating concerns about cyber threats, there is a high demand for properly trained cybersecurity professionals with an understanding of policy. Utica College's certificate provides a way to differentiate yourself quickly while building a path toward advanced education.

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Boost Your Skill Set

          This 18-credit, online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Cyber Policy is a great next step toward advancing your education and career. Plus, you'll be well on your way to completing your master's. Utica offers a seamless transfer process into our master's degrees in cybersecurity and business administration. When you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

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          Curriculum: Boost Your Skill Set

          This 18-credit, online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Cyber Policy is a great next step toward advancing your education and career. Plus, you'll be well on your way to completing your master's. Utica offers a seamless transfer process into our master's degrees in cybersecurity and business administration. When you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admission Requirements

          To apply to this advanced studies certificate, you'll need to meet the following requirements:

          • Completed application
          • Bachelor's degree or international equivalent
          • Minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department
          • No GRE or GMAT required
          • Official transcripts
          • Resume
          • Personal statement

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 18-credit online certificate costs $775 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

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          Faculty: Work With Experts

          Our cybersecurity faculty members have a robust background in the industry and many years of combined experience educating cybersecurity professionals. They're experts in topics such as forensics, counterterrorism, counterespionage, information security and information assurance. You'll directly benefit from their instruction, mentorship, career advice, and network of opportunities.

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          Why Learn Online
          With Utica College?

          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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          Planning Your Budget

          Paying for an online education doesn't have to be stressful. We've compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          On average, this certificate takes 12 months to complete, taking one course every eight weeks.

          According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the information security field is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations. The current median salary for information security professionals is $95,510 per year.

          Graduates with this certificate and certificates like this one have gone on to work as Information Security Analysts, Emergency Management Directors, Compliance Managers, and more.

          Explore your career outlook with this certificate.

          While many of our students are working professionals, a background in information security is not required for admission into our cyber policy certificate program.

          The curriculum will cover both fundamentals and advanced topics in cyber policy, ethics, and politics.

          If you have any questions or concerns, connect with a program manager at (866) 295-3106 to see if you'd be a good fit for this certificate.

          This online certificate has a total estimated cost of $13,950. It consists of 18 credits and costs $775 per credit hour. Note that this estimate does not include fees. Learn more on our tuition page.

          Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

          It's up to you. We've designed our certificate programs to fit into the lives of students as they maintain full-time employment. As such, students are expected to take one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester. This is considered full-time for financial aid purposes. In some instances, a different course schedule may be allowed, but only with approval from your academic advisor.

          All six classes listed in the curriculum are required to complete this certificate, for a total of 18 credits.