​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Master of Science in Applied ​​Security & Analytics

Big Data Without the Big Costs and Hassle

Enhance your IT knowledge through Findlay's online Master of Science in Applied Security and Analytics Program. Our advanced courses in leadership, big data analytics, and cybersecurity will expand your business skills in strategic planning, finance, security, and project management.

The program is offered online and​ on-campus and can be completed in two years. Classes start in the fall and spring semesters each year.

Business Analytics degrees
Courses designed to teach you:

  • Project Management
  • Management of Information Technology
  • Applied Security Principles
  • Statistical Methods for Business Analytics
  • Secure Coding
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Data Mining for Decision Making
  • Predictive Analysis

A Master's Degree in Applied Security and Analytics, in addition to your work experience, can prepare you to meet the job market demand.

Digital Risk Officer - must meet the ever-growing need for consistent, organization-wide responses to digital business risk. It is estimated that one-third of large companies that have a digital component will have a digital risk officer role or equivalent.

Earning potential - over $150,000.

Analytics Practice Leaders - have a key competitive priority of being able to capture and synthesize massive amounts of data now available from customer interactions, supply chain feedback, and other sources.

Earning potential - over $100,000.

Chief Digital Officer - tech-savvy individuals who understand the business and the vision of an organization so they can develop effective strategies for mobile and digital platforms.

Earning potential - $148,000 to $280,000.

Chief Growth Officer - use big data to identify growth opportunities across digital media and technology.

Earning potential - over $100,000.

Chief Information Security Officer - develop contingency plans and manage security breaches and maintain policies to protect privacy, brand reputation, and customer trust.

Earning potential - over $130,000.

Financial Aid and Loan Options
In addition, there are other financial aid and loan options available to graduate students at the University of Findlay

As a graduate student at UF, you are eligible to apply for loans through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Through the federal program, you can obtain federal funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education. See below to learn more about Federal and private loan programs.

Federal Loan Programs
Stafford Loan Program - If you file a FAFSA and are enrolled at least half-time, you may qualify for a Stafford Loan, which is a long-term, low-interest loan.

As a graduate student, you may borrow up to $20,500 in Federal Direct Loans each year.  The FAFSA and your cost of education will determine how much you can borrow. Your enrollment level also plays a role in your loan eligibility, but you must be enrolled at least half-time, which is at least four and one-half (4.5) hours of credit in a term.

Graduate PLUS Loans - You may also have the option of applying for a Graduate PLUS loan if your unsubsidized loan does not cover all of your educational costs.

Check on current inte​rest rates for Federal Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loan funds. You can complete the Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling for the Federal Unsubsidized loans and apply for a Graduate PLUS loan at Student Loans

Private Loan Options
You may wish to consider one of the alternative loans that are available to graduate students in lieu of the Direct GradPLUS Loan. As the borrower, you must initiate the loan, which must subsequently be certified by the Office of Financial Aid. Generally, you must be creditworthy, and a cosigner must be creditworthy as well. While you may be able to borrow without a cosigner, having a cosigner may reduce the fees and/or the interest rate on the loan. A careful review of interest rates and their trends may be of value as you decide whether the Direct Grad PLUS or the alternative loan is the right choice for you. Please visit FASTChoice to explore some private loan options.

Employer Reimbursement
For many graduate students, employer reimbursement is a good option to help cover the cost of your education. If your company offers employer reimbursement, you must contact the University's Business Office to complete the University's Compan​y Reimbursement Form prior to each session you enroll in.​

This degree program is eligible for Choose Ohio First scholarship funding. ​