Master of Science in

Applied Security & Analytics

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Become a Big Data & Cybersecurity Leader

Almost every industry uses massive data sets to determine trends and predict human behavior. With big data, however, comes big security risks for IT systems. The use of big data is 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 is a data science degree that can jumpstart your career. Cybersecurity courses and data science courses will expand your IT knowledge and technical skills in the areas of security and analytics. You’ll hone your business skills in finance, strategic planning, and project management, and learn the art of managing people in an information technology environment.

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    $25,500 total tuition

    $750/credit hour x 34 credit hours

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

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    Complete in as little as two years


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

Sample Courses

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

ENVM 515 – Accounting and Financial Analysis for Technical Managers

ENVM 625 – Project Management and Planning

MBA 665 – Management of Information and Technology

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Summer: May 13, 2024
  • Fall: August 19, 2024
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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.S.) from an accredited university in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or permission from the UF program director.
  • Coursework in the following subjects. Final evaluation of transcripts is at the discretion of the UF program director and faculty. Note that bridge courses or undergraduate offerings will be available to those who do not have this background.
    • Programming, including instruction in data structures
    • College algebra (minimum)
    • Database management and SQL experience
    • Data communications and computer networks
    • Operating systems
    • Software engineering
  • Work/internship experience in the computer science field is preferred.

If your native language is not English and you have not graduated from an English speaking university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or Canada, you must also submit an English language test score. You will be either directly admitted or conditionally admitted based on your English language test score. Visit the international admissions website for more information.