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M.S. in Cybersecurity: Cybercrime and Fraud Specialization

Stand Out as the First Line of Defense Against Financial Cybercrime

Fraud Management Technology Practice

Fraud Prevention-Focused Curriculum

Industry-Experienced Faculty

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $895
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • Become an expert in cybersecurity and financial crime investigation
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD)

Protect Organizations From Devastating Losses

Cybersecurity and financial crime investigation are more interconnected than ever, with modern criminals using cyber tools and advanced malware to commit advanced, high-technology crimes.

Crimes of this nature result in the loss of substantial amounts of money and have a serious effect on business, government, individuals, and the national economy. Today’s information-intensive organizations are in desperate need of employees who understand both cybersecurity and financial crime investigation.

Apply your cybersecurity background to the realm of fraud with Utica University’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Fraud specialization. You’ll learn to leverage fraud risk and compliance best practices and how to utilize fraud management technologies to protect businesses from cybercriminals.

Career Outlook

The Cybercrime and Fraud specialization is designed to provide you with a comprehensive skill set that is particularly valuable for professionals in banking and other financial institutions. With that said, graduates of this program are also equipped to enter industries ranging from healthcare to insurance and beyond.

CAREER SPOTLIGHT: RISK ANALYST

$67,034/year

As a risk analyst, specifically in the banking and financial industry, you would be responsible for compiling and analyzing data in order to calculate risks associated with the approval of client and/or vendor relationships. These professionals create reports, establish quality control measures, and more.1

CAREER SPOTLIGHT: ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) COMPLIANCE OFFICER

$69,235/year

As a compliance officer, specifically with AML skills, you would be responsible for assessing and ensuring state and federal compliance by conducting periodic internal financial audits and establishing risk management strategies.2

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Fraud Examiner or Fraud Analyst
  • Cybercrime Investigator
  • Cyber Fraud Investigator
  • Law Enforcement
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Curriculum: Innovative Methods to Combat Cybercrime

Through our innovative curriculum, you’ll examine current issues and trends in financial crime and compliance management, white-collar crime investigation, and fraud prevention and detection. Courses you’ll take include:

Course Spotlight: FCM 601 – Financial Crime and Compliance Management

Study the foundations of financial crime and compliance management. Focus on thematic areas: Management, economic crime, technology, analytics, and research skills.

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Course Spotlight: FCM 631 – Fraud Management and Technology

You’ll examine the challenges of management in an increasingly technological environment. You’ll also explore the history and evolutionary development of counter-fraud technology and the integration of fraud management in the development of new corporate products or instruments. You’ll learn to anticipate new forms of fraud based on the application of new and anticipated technologies.

More Options for Your Degree

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.

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 an enrollment counselor.

The online M.S. in Cybersecurity program is designed for professionals who work full-time and is offered part-time, which allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school, and personal responsibilities and gives you the opportunity to fully absorb the information in your coursework. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Our M.S. in Cybersecurity is ranked #13 for Best Online Master’s in Cybersecurity Degrees in 2022 by Fortune Education.

Additionally, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Utica University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) through the academic year 2024.

Our cybersecurity programs have also been recognized for their excellence by the:

  • Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)
  • EC-Council, one of the premier certifying cybersecurity bodies

Read more about the M.S. in Cybersecurity.

The first step toward applying to the M.S. in Cybersecurity is to start your online application. Then, you’ll need to gather official transcripts, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a résumé. Read more about admission requirements for the M.S. in Cybersecurity.

Yes, the M.S. in Cybersecurity offers these specializations:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Cybersecurity Operations
  • Cybercrime and Fraud

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No, there is no residency component for the M.S. in Cybersecurity. Learn more about the curriculum.

The M.S. in Cybersecurity prepares you for industry certifications like CompTIA A+, Security+, and CISSP—among others.

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Sources

  1. PayScale (n.d.). “Average Risk Analyst Salary.” Retrieved on April 26, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Risk_Analyst/Salary
  2. PayScale (n.d.). Average Compliance Officer with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Skills Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved on April 26, 2019, https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Compliance_Officer/Salary/86503f63/Anti-Money-Laundering-AML