Master of Science in

Applied Security & Analytics


Two Intakes, 16-Week Long Classes

January and August

Become a Big Data & Cybersecurity Leader

Businesses, health care institutions, higher education and government agencies are using big data to determine trends and predict human behavior. With big data, however, comes big security risks for IT systems. The use of big data is already leading to a surge in executive-level roles for leaders who can secure data, understand analytics and drive an organization’s success. 

A Master of Science in Applied Security and Analytics from the University of Findlay can jumpstart your career by expanding your IT knowledge in the areas of security and analytics. Students will develop skills using Excel, Access, SQL Server, Tableau, R, SPSS and other industry used software products. You’ll also hone your business skills in finance, strategic planning, project management and, most importantly, the art of managing people in an information technology environment.

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    $750/credit hour x 34 credit hours = $25,500 total tuition cost

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    Recognized as a Professional Science Master's Program (PSM)

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    Complete in as little as two years.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.S.) from an accredited university in computer science or related discipline.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or permission from the UF program director.
  • Course Background:* Programming – including instruction in data structures Mathematics – college credit at least at the level of college algebra Databases – database management and SQL experience Computer Networking – understanding of data communications and computer networks Computer Organizing/Operating Systems Software Engineering
  • Work/internship experience in the computer science field is preferred.

* Final evaluation of transcripts at discretion of UF program director and faculty. Note that bridge courses or undergraduate offerings will be available to those who do not have this background.

Students whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an English speaking university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or Canada must meet the previously listed admissions conditions, plus submit an English language test score.  Students will be either directly admitted or conditionally admitted based on their English language test score.  Visit the International Admissions website for more information.

Example of Courses

ENVM 515 | Accounting and Financial Analysis for Technical Managers

ENVM 625 | Project Management and Planning

MBA 665 | Management of Information and Technology

CSCI 560 | Secure Coding

CSCI 580 | Advanced Software Engineering

CSCI 590 | Data Mining for Decision Making

CSCI 613 | Risk Management for Information Systems

CSCI 690 | Data Visualization and Predictive Analytics

Preparing You For an In-Demand Job Market

Digital Risk Officer: Earning potential – over $150,000.

Analytics Practice Leaders: Earning potential – over $100,000.

Chief Digital Officer: Earning potential – $148,000 to $280,000.

Chief Growth Officer: Earning potential – over $100,000.

Chief Information Security Officer: Earning potential – over $130,000.