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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. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Chair, Cyber and Information Security, Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA)

Dr. Bill Butler is currently Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA) at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2013 Bill worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. Bill 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). Bill holds a Doctorate in cybersecurity earned from Capitol focusing on preserving cellphone privacy and countering illegal cell towers (IMSI catchers).

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Dr. Ron Martin

Dr. Ron Martin

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

Through his consultancy, Dr. Ron Martin maintains professional relationships with a diverse mix of businesses. He served as a board of directors for-profit and non-profit organizations. Dr. Martin retired from the United States (U. S.) Army in 1999 and the U. S. Government in 2011. In between his tours of Federal Service, he served five years as a civilian police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his Federal Service, he served with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services as the program director for the development and implementation of the department’s Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM) Program.

Career Opportunities

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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 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in Fall 2020 and continuing through Summer 2021:

  • 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 2020-2021 masters tuition and fees, click here.

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