To meet the high demand for cybersecurity specialists in the field, University College has launched a bachelor of professional studies (BPS) degree in cybersecurity administration. The degree is fully online and can be completed from anywhere in the world.

Cybersecurity specialists work on the front lines and are responsible for implementing and overseeing networks that are required to run specific portions of a security program. The BPS degree provides the applied skills, breadth of knowledge and professional competencies needed to manage people and the technologies required to protect information systems and infrastructures.

According to, the national average salary for a cybersecurity specialist is $90,239 year. In Syracuse and the surrounding area cybersecurity administrators make on average $85,756 per year.

“The online bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity administration was developed to address rapidly evolving global information security needs,” says Michael Frasciello, dean of University College. “While the online program is open to anyone who qualifies, it was designed to align with security and assurance specialist training in the United States military.”

Active duty military, New York State National Guard members and U.S. Reserve Component Military admitted to the online degree in cybersecurity can use their military tuition assistance or New York State RIRP tuition benefit to cover 100 percent of the tuition.

“Offering our online bachelor’s degrees at the TA rate for active, guard and reserve members is another example of Syracuse University’s unwavering support for our veterans and those currently serving,” adds Frasciello.

Pursuing a college degree online allows students to manage the ever-increasing demands of personal and professional commitments while beginning or continuing their education. For more information on how to get started, call 1.866.498.9378 or email