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- Duration 2 years
- Cost per Credit $895
- Credit Hours 30
Prepare for the Future of Cybersecurity
Through skills gained in the online cybersecurity and data analytics master’s program, you’ll be able to launch a career collecting, analyzing, and protecting data for a business or organization.
The cybersecurity field will continue to depend heavily upon data analysis skills. Gain the expertise you need to succeed with the master’s in cybersecurity and data analytics from Utica College. Throughout this online program, you’ll work with our expert faculty to organize and generate knowledge from data, and apply data-driven solutions to meet an organization’s challenges.
The master’s in cybersecurity with data analytics specialization focuses on theoretical models and real-world processes, including:
- Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
- Creating and implementing solutions based on patterns in data
- Communicating data and solutions in ways that are accessible to stakeholders or customers
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).
Career Outlook: Drive Business Growth as an Expert Data Storyteller
Nearly every business, organization, nonprofit, or other enterprise relies on big data. Recently, the widespread use of cloud computing, app development, and information security have contributed to exponential growth in data collection, and faster than average job growth for computer and technology occupations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in computer and technology occupations is expected to grow 12 percent through 2028, adding over 546,200 new jobs.¹ With your online master’s in cybersecurity with data analytics specialization from Utica College, you can pursue in-demand positions.
CAREER SPOTLIGHT: INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST
As an information security analyst, you would create systems to protect sensitive data, infrastructure, and business processes from cyberattacks. You would work to prevent damage from ongoing attempts to steal or corrupt data while anticipating future threats.2
CAREER SPOTLIGHT: DATA SECURITY ANALYST
In a data security analyst role, you would build firewalls and switches, track the performance of network devices, respond to network and security escalations, and troubleshoot security issues. A data security analyst is typically employed within the IT sector of a company.3
CAREER SPOTLIGHT: DATA ANALYST
Data analysts collect, analyze, and report data to meet customer needs. In a data analyst position, you would survey populations of stakeholders, determine technical issues, design data-driven reports, utilize data analysis software, and maintain databases.4
Other titles you may qualify for:
- Cybersecurity Engineer
- Security Operations Center Analyst
- Intelligence Analyst
- Chief Information Security Officer
Curriculum: Develop Advanced Data Collection and Analysis Techniques
Our 30-credit cybersecurity degree with data analytics master’s specialization teaches appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods, data collection techniques, statistical models, and data visualization. You’ll also work with various data sources and innovative data analytics software.
Courses in the cybersecurity master’s data analytics specialization include:
Course Spotlight: DSC 607 – Data Mining
Develop an understanding of theoretical concepts and methods in the field of data mining. Explore data mining methods used for prediction and knowledge discovery in databases by using programming software to analyze real-world data.Explore Courses
Course Spotlight: DSC 609 – Machine Learning
Understand machine learning algorithms and applications to real-world problems. Learn theoretical foundations and empirical applications of machine learning with hands-on programming assignments and projects.
More Options for Your Degree
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.
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.
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) 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.
Yes, the M.S. in Cybersecurity offers these specializations:
- Computer Forensics
- Cyber Operations
- Cyber Policy
- Data Analytics
- Electronic Crime
- Malware Analysis
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Yes, as part of the M.S. in Cybersecurity, you’ll complete a two-day online virtual cybersecurity residency. Learn more about the curriculum.
The M.S. in Cybersecurity prepares you for industry certifications like CompTIA A+, Security+, and CISSP—among others.
- Computer and Information Technology Occupations. (2020, April 10). Retrieved June 12, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm
- Average Information Security Analyst Salary. (2020, May 31). Retrieved June 12, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Information_Security_Analyst/Salary
- Average Data Security Analyst Salary. (2020, March 9). Retrieved June 12, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Data_Security_Analyst/Salary
- Average Data Analyst Salary. (2020, May 31). Retrieved June 12, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Data_Analyst/Salary