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Master of Science in Cybersecurity Operations Management: Admission Requirements

Application Fee$50
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Enter “NA” in the personal statement section on the application form. All documents can be uploaded separately via the General Admissions Document.

Minimum 2.7 for undergraduate work

Applicants with a GPA below the minimum may be admitted at the department’s discretion. A GPA letter will be required.

Official TranscriptsOfficial undergraduate transcripts (with graduation date) are required for all graduate students.

We can help you order transcripts via the General Admissions Document.
Personal StatementA brief essay that outlines your qualifications, skills, work experience, and reasons for pursuing this profession.
Letters of RecommendationProvide two letters of recommendation, using the Letter of Recommendation Form, from a faculty member or professional colleague.
RésuméA detailed work history that highlights any experience that may be relevant to this program.
Work ExperienceWork experience is not required for admission, and students do not need to have a technical background to be successful in this program.

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Transfer Credit

Students can transfer up to 6 credits from a regionally accredited institution to the online M.S. in Cybersecurity Operations Management degree program. Transfer credit is awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica College and in which you’ve received a grade of “B” or better. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended, as well as a transcript showing degree awarded.

Shortly after you receive your letter of admission, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits from the Registrar’s Office. If you want to review possible credit transfer eligibility ahead of time, use the Transfer Evaluation System.

International Students

If you are seeking enrollment as an international student, please submit the following:

Application Fee$50
Online Application FormStart application
English Language Proficiency TestIf English is not your first language, submit your test scores for either the TOEFL or IELTS.

UC requires a TOEFL score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79 internet-based and IELTS of 6.0
Official TranscriptsAs part of the admissions process, we require an evaluation of your overseas degree and transcripts to determine their equivalence to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. You may use the following universal organization:
Letter of Support From EmployerUsing a form provided by Utica, you’ll submit a letter of support from your current employer.

When to Apply

You can apply right now using our online application form. We accept applications throughout the year for enrollment into our spring, summer, and fall terms. You’ll receive a response from the admissions department within 2–3 weeks.

*Application Fee Waiver Offer for the online BS Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation, MS Financial Crime and Compliance Management, and MS Forensic Accounting programs are valid from Nov 1-Nov 30, 2021. Use Waiver Code: OLFR. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and not a current student. These fee waivers have no cash value unless applied to the application fee. There are no refunds if a student submits payment online; please do not submit payment online after completing your application during this offer period.