Certificate of Advanced Studies – Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations

Program Overview

Combat cybercrimes from the front lines.

Utica College's online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations helps you understand the tools and techniques that are essential to recognize and monitor cyber threats. You'll learn the unique skill set necessary to investigate and comprehend cyber activities while operating safely and securely in a global cyberspace environment.*

Utica College's online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations helps you understand the tools and techniques that are essential to recognize and monitor cyber threats. You'll learn the unique skill set necessary to investigate and comprehend cyber activities while operating safely and securely in a global cyberspace environment.*

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$775

Time to Complete

1 year

 
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          Step Into a Growing Field

          Through hands-on practice with the most modern technologies available today, you'll learn how to ethically collect cyber surveillance that helps organizations investigate and prevent cybercrimes, as well as set up cyber policies of their own.

          Acclaim for Utica College

          The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Utica College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014–2019. Our cybersecurity programs have also been recognized for their excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

          Learn more about why Utica College is your best choice for a cybersecurity education.

          Career Outlook

          Keeping data secure in both the public and private sectors is the catalyst for job growth in cybersecurity. With escalating concerns about cyber threats, there is a high demand for properly trained cybersecurity professionals. Utica College's certificate provides a way to differentiate yourself quickly while building a path toward advanced education.

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Add Credentials to Your Skill Set

          This 18-credit, online monitoring, surveillance, and intelligence operations certificate is a great next step toward advancing your education and career. Plus, you'll be well on your way to completing your master's. Utica offers a seamless transfer process into three of our master's programs — Master's in Cybersecurity, Master's in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis, and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) — when you're ready to continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

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          Curriculum: Add Credentials to Your Skill Set

          This 18-credit, online monitoring, surveillance, and intelligence operations certificate is a great next step toward advancing your education and career. Plus, you'll be well on your way to completing your master's. Utica offers a seamless transfer process into three of our master's programs — Master's in Cybersecurity, Master's in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis, and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) — when you're ready to continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admission Requirements

          To apply for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

          • Bachelor's degree or international equivalent
          • Completed application
          • Official transcript
          • Resume
          • Personal statement
          • Minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department.
          • No GRE or GMAT required

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 18-credit, online monitoring, surveillance, and intelligence operations certificate costs $775 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

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          Faculty: Learn From Cybersecurity Experts

          Our cybersecurity faculty members have a robust background in the industry and many years of combined experience educating cybersecurity professionals. They're experts in topics such as forensics, counter-terrorism, counter-espionage, information security, and information assurance, and they've helped develop cybersecurity programs at institutions across the nation. You'll directly benefit from their instruction, mentorship, career advice, and network of opportunities.

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          Why Learn Online
          With Utica College?

          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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          Planning Your Budget

          Paying for an online education doesn't have to be stressful. We've compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

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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.

          On average, this certificate takes 12 months to complete when you take one course every eight weeks.

          According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the information security field is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations. Current median salary for information security professionals is $95,510 per year. Learn more on our Career Outlook page.

          A background in the information security field is helpful to have, but not required to be admitted into the monitoring, surveillance, and intelligence operations certificate program. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to connect with a program manager at (866) 295-3106 to see if you would be a good fit for this certificate.

          Tuition cost for this certificate is $13,950. Additional fees may apply. Visit our tuition and fees page for details.

          Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid, from scholarships to military benefits.

          This program is designed to accommodate students who continue to work full-time while taking this program. As such, you'll be expected to take one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester. This is considered full-time for financial aid purposes.

          All six classes listed in the curriculum are required to complete this certificate, for a total of 18 credits.