About Utica College

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a comprehensive, independent, private institution that offers regionally accredited, career-focused Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs online. All courses are taught by highly experienced, credentialed faculty whose accomplishments are renowned throughout their respective industries.

Quick Facts

School Name

Utica College




New York

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Student Body:

2,881 full- and part-time undergraduate students and 1,147 full- and part-time graduate students. The College offers 36 undergraduate degrees in more than 60 areas of study and 21 graduate programs, including master's degrees, doctoral programs, and certificates.

With students from 42 different states and 39 different countries, our students represent a broad diversity of ethnicities, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

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Sports: Division III; 25 varsity sports; 16 intramural sports; club sports; Member, Empire 8, NCAA, Eastern College Athletic Conference, New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association


Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, (215) 662-5606, accredits Utica College.

Two National Center of Excellence Designations:
Utica College is proud to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Utica College has met the increased demands of this new designation category with its Bachelor's and Master's in Cybersecurity programs. The NSA designation covers the academic years 2014 through 2019.

The college has also earned designation as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). The CDFAE program offers designations to accredited academic programs that confer a digital forensics-related degree. To receive CDFAE designation, an institution's accredited academic program must map courses against a common core curriculum and must have in-course peer reviews of curriculum and practicum within a three year period.



Cybersecurity, Economic Crime & Fraud Prevention

MS in Cybersecurity - Intelligence Specialization – Designed for professionals interested in cyber intelligence and counterintelligence, cyber counterterrorism, and cyber countersabotage. The curriculum covers analysis of global and national cybersecurity policies, the study and protection of critical infrastructures, as well as operations involving cyber threats and defense.

MS in Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics Specialization – Designed for students interested in collecting and preparing evidence of computer crimes such as fraud, child pornography, and cyber espionage. The curriculum emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of the forensic tools and techniques used to investigate and analyze network-related incidents and preserve digital evidence.

MS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations Specialization – Perfect for those with backgrounds in cybersecurity, computer forensics, computer science, math or IT, the Cyber Operations specialization enables you to understand all facets of cyber attacks. Through a unique online platform, you’ll engage in a hands-on, lab-oriented curriculum giving you the critical knowledge needed to dissipate and eliminate cyber threats. Topics include:
  • Cyber tactics techniques and procedures
  • Command and control
  • Adversarial access methods
  • Infiltration of systems and exfiltration of information
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Malware

MPS in Cyber Policy - Cyber Policy Specialization  – Non-technical, comprehensive program prepares you to lead in the legal and diplomatic realm of cybersecurity policy and practice. You will learn about the complex issues facing cyber policy – international, domestic, ethical, legal, and political – and the responsible oversight required for cyber policy and practice.

MPS in Cyber Policy - Cyber Data Fusion and Analysis Specialization – Gain skills in both defensive and offensive cyber data tactics, techniques, and procedures. From web data mining and electronic surveillance, to adversarial access and exfiltration of information – you will learn to drive the gathering, integration, fusion and analysis of technical data.

Online MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management - Provides professional education to individuals who desire to advance their expertise in managing corporate and technological resources to combat financial crime. The program combines the areas of management, technology, and analytical skills with a knowledge and understanding of economic crime and compliance from a global perspective.

Business Management

  – Utica College has a new take on the traditional MBA with a modern, real-world approach. The UC online MBA consists of flexible, tailored coursework based on actual, current business scenarios and case studies. Built around you, the Utica College online MBA provides you with unparalleled, relevant skills proven through real-world application, at an affordable price. While this MBA can be completed 100% online, you also have the option to utilize a blended learning format for your core courses, which provides easy access to virtual and in-person lectures on-campus.
The online MBA is a strategically focused program with intense coursework optimized to build your expertise in one of six in-demand specializations, consisting of five advising and one general specialization that allows you to customize your program. Designed to provide you with outcomes-based, modern business skills that you can apply to your career today, the program includes 30 credit hours of graduate courses: 15 hours in our business core, 12 in your chosen concentration, and 3 credit hours in capstone courses.

Specializations include:

  • Finance/Accounting
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Cyber Policy
  • Health Care Management
  • General

The General specializations is perfect for professionals who need more than one area of focus, offering you a broad knowledge base tailored to the needs of your career. You will have the opportunity to select any four 3-credit hour graduate level courses available to suit your current and future needs. These specializations are designed to convey practical, relevant skillsets that will establish you as an enlightened leader with the breadth of knowledge necessary for data-driven, results-oriented decision making. 

MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management – One of the few programs in the nation that combines fraud management with business, giving you a highly marketable degree. Become a proactive force in identifying and preventing fraud by learning precise concepts in managing complex technology projects and programs together with vital business concepts and skills.  

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