MS in Data Science – Cybersecurity Specialization

Program Overview

Use your skills to keep computer systems safe.

Through the online Cybersecurity specialization of Utica College's Master of Science in Data Science, you will become familiar with state-of-the-art cybersecurity and computer forensic practices and learn how to apply your knowledge of data science to them.

As a student in this specialization, you will work alongside a faculty of data science practitioners with decades of experience and benefit from a 100% online program that fits your personal and professional life.

Through the online Cybersecurity specialization of Utica College's Master of Science in Data Science, you will become familiar with state-of-the-art cybersecurity and computer forensic practices and learn how to apply your knowledge of data science to them.

As a student in this specialization, you will work alongside a faculty of data science practitioners with decades of experience and benefit from a 100% online program that fits your personal and professional life.

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Pay 2020 Rates in 2021*. Tuition Rates will remain steady for the 2020-21 academic year.
*Tuition freeze is subject to change on June 1, 2021
 

28% Job Growth by 20261

By the time you graduate, you will be a valuable asset to companies and organizations with a need to safeguard their systems.

 
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          Career Outlook

          The Cybersecurity specialization is intended for students who want to conduct data science in the applied field of data security. It prepares you for a variety of careers in this booming field.

          Career Spotlight: Information Security Analyst

          As an information security analyst, you would be responsible for finding security threats and other vulnerabilities — as well as implementing security principles while following strict privacy policies. Information security analysts have an average annual income of $71,077.1

          Career Spotlight: Cybersecurity Data Scientist

          As a data scientist specializing in cybersecurity, you would use data and machine learning to help identify threats and attacks more quickly and effectively. The specialized data scientist can expect to earn an average annual income of $95,932.2

          Other titles you may qualify for:

          • Cyber Data Analyst
          • Cybersecurity Officer
          • Data Analyst
          • Malware Analyst
          • Security Consultant

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum

          The Cybersecurity specialization features four courses that total 12 credit hours. Learn about the history and evolution of cyber intelligence, as well as the impact of cybersecurity on institutions, privacy, business, and government applications.

          Course Spotlight: CYB 605 – Principles of Cybersecurity

          Study the impact of cybersecurity and examine the dimensions of networks, protocols, operating systems, and associated applications.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Course Spotlight: CYB 610 – Cyber Intelligence

          Enhance your understanding of topics such as passive and active measures, principles and processes, ethics and the evaluation of successes and failures.

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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.

          You can finish in less than two years by taking one course every eight weeks. In that time, you'll complete 30 total credits: 18 credits of core data analytics and research methods coursework and 12 credits in your chosen specialization and a capstone or thesis project.

          Utica College's online M.S. in Data Science puts a special emphasis on social data. With a deeper understanding of people's preferences and behaviors, you'll be prepared to give a human face to data and improve public policy, marketing strategy, or operational outcomes in any sector.

          Plus, with specializations available in Business Analysis, Social Science, Financial Crime, and Cybersecurity, you'll graduate ready to dive deep into the area of your choice.

          In 2018, Glassdoor ranked Data Scientist the #1 Job in America for salary, opportunity growth, and job satisfaction.

          High-paying jobs are available in corporate, governmental, or nonprofit organizations with a median entry-level salary of more than $92,500 in 2018, according to Burtch Works.

          See our M.S. in Data Science Career Outlook page for detailed information about the career paths, jobs, and salaries that may be available to you after graduation.

          No. While previous experience may provide valuable context to your studies, work history in the field is not required for admittance to the program.

          See our full list of admissions requirements for the M.S. in Data Science program.

          The Master of Science in Data Science program is a 30-credit-hour program at a cost of $830 per credit hour, for a total estimated tuition cost of $24,900.

          For a detailed list of all related expenses and fees, see the M.S. in Data Science Tuition and Fees page.

          In order to complete the M.S. in Data Science program, you'll be required to complete 30 credit hours, which will include a foundational set of courses as well as your chosen specialization and a capstone or thesis project.

          See the full M.S. in Data Science curriculum for detailed information.

          SOURCES:

          1Payscale (n.d.). Average Information Security Analyst. Retrieved on June 18, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Information_Security_Analyst/Salary
          2Payscale (n.d.). Average Data Scientist Salary. Retrieved on June 18, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Data_Scientist/Salary