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Earn a master’s degree in cyber analytics, learn how to interpret data to fight cybercrime

The M.S. in Cyber Analytics program builds upon students' understanding of the basic concepts of analytics as it relates to cybersecurity and prepares students to further their careers protecting customer data and defending the nation’s critical infrastructure from cybercriminals and nation states alike.

You will be challenged to master concepts and skills such as risk management, virtualization, vulnerability scanning and mitigation, system hardening, cryptography, digital forensics, malware analysis, penetration testing. Students will learn how to apply data science techniques to an organization's data management challenges and security related decision making. Students will learn the basics tools, quantitative methods, and data mining techniques for effective decision making. Security Operations Center (SOC)

Job Titles and Midrange Salaries: 

  • Cyber Security Specialist / Technician - $92,000
  • Cyber Crime Analyst / Investigator - $94,000
  • Incident Analyst / Responder - $89,000
  • IT Auditor - $98,000

Top Certifications: 

  • CompTIA Security+
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • SANS/GIAC Certification

*Source: https://www.cyberseek.org 

Why Capitol?

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Our long history in cybersecurity education.

As one of the first schools in the nation to be designated a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency, Capitol Technology University stands ready to advance the field and do its part to combat one of the nation’s greatest challenges.

location

Our location is a magnet for top faculty.

The Baltimore/Washington area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Since many of our faculty are currently working in cybersecurity, you’re taught up-to-date strategies and best practices from the world’s top practitioners.

peer circle

Our classes are comprised of like-minded peers

Through collaboration with other students, you’ll learn skills and techniques in class that you can apply on the job immediately.

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Program is 100% Online

Our master’s in cyber analytics program is offered 100% online. Once you are accepted, all you need is an Internet connection and you can attend class. We keep the classes small so you receive personalized attention from faculty who are interested in sharing their knowledge and helping you succeed. 

Capitol Tech Opportunities

Key Faculty

Dr. Kellep Charles

Dr. Kellep Charles

Chair, Cybersecurity

Dr. Kellep Charles is Chair of Cybersecurity programs at Capitol Technology University. He completed his Doctorate in Cybersecurity at Capitol Technology University.  He also holds a Master of Science in Telecommunication Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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Dr. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. William (Bill) Butler is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2021, Dr. Butler served as Cybersecurity Chair for 8 years at Capitol Tech. Earlier in his career, he worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. He also served as a joint qualified communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service (active and reserve). Dr. Butler holds a Doctorate in cybersecurity earned from Capitol focusing on preserving cellphone privacy and countering illegal cell towers (IMSI catchers).

Dr. Ron Martin

Dr. Ron Martin

Professor of Practice, Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, and Access and Identity Management

Dr. Ron Martin is a Professor of Practice at Capitol Technology University, specializing in the functional areas of Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, Identity, Credential, and Access Management. Dr. Martin maintains professional relationships with a diverse mix of businesses. He serves on the board of directors for many profit and nonprofit organizations, such as the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) P2887 - Zero Trust Security Working Group (ZTSWG) as Vice Chair. He is a voting member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Standards Organization (ISO), which works to develop and articulate the U.S. position by ensuring public and private sector stakeholder involvement. He is also a member of the Cloud Security Alliance Zero-Trust/ Software Defined Perimeter Expert’s Working Group and the Security Industry Association Standards Committee.

Career Opportunities

market demand

Market Demand for Cyber Analytics

Those who earn a master of science in cyber analytics pursue careers as:

  • Cyber Security Data Analytics Lead
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Chief Security Officer

Degree Details


Curriculum

Generally, to apply to a graduate degree program, you should have completed a bachelor's degree or be completing a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and should have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Some master of science programs have additional technical competency requirements.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in Fall 2022 and continuing through Summer 2023:

  • The per credit charge for graduate courses:
    • Online or satellite campus (per credit) - $630, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
    • Independent study (per credit) - $877, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $530 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • There is no charge for online application, $40 fee for paper application

For 2022-2023 masters tuition and fees, click here.

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