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M.S. in Cybersecurity: Data Analytics Specialization

Learn to Generate New Insights and Actionable Information

Gain Essential Data Analysis Skills

Hands-On Data Analytics Software Practice

In-Demand Career Opportunities

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

Program Benefits

  • Focus on theoretical models and real-world processes
  • Foundations course for students without computer software or networking background
  • Study at a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD)

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 University. 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 University 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 University, you can pursue in-demand positions.



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



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



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
Jobs and Income

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.

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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

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.

Cyber 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.

Cyber Policy

Understand the policies and practices of cybersecurity so you can become a leader in this emerging field. You’ll graduate ready to help organizations manage security risks and protect assets.

Electronic Crime

Master the technical, legal, and ethical aspects of electronic crime, white collar crime and fraud investigation with a focus on risk and compliance, legal issues, fraud management, and advanced fraud analysis techniques.


Learn to protect and maintain homeland and national security through cyber intelligence and counterintelligence, cyber counterterrorism, and cyber counter sabotage. Graduate with the knowledge to create and leverage systems to protect our nation’s critical data and help ensure security for all.

Malware Analysis

Pursue your interest in the technical aspects of malware analysis with courses that focus on the basics of malware, identification of malware, and mitigation of the effects of malware.

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 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:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Cyber Operations
  • Cyber Policy
  • Data Analytics
  • Electronic Crime
  • Intelligence
  • 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.

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