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Cyber Science, particularly in regards to defense, is a burgeoning industry. We need smart, motivated people to join our ranks.
These professionals will not only be at the forefront of an invisible battle, they’ll be defending our freedom and information. For that, they will be greatly rewarded in careers with limitless possibilities. With robust courses and advantageous certificates, the Cyber Institute positions it’s students in a space where they can excel in a trade that is continuously expanding.

What options exist to learn more about cybersecurity at Augusta University?

Augusta University offers several different options.

Undergraduate Degree + Cybersecurity Certificate

Learn more about the program.

Post-Baccalaureate Earning Cybersecurity Certificate only

Learn more about the program.

What Graduate Level Programs do you have?

Healthcare Information Security Graduate Certificate

Master of Science in Information Security Management

Undergraduate degree + cybersecurity certificate

The Augusta University cyber defense program of study is an undergraduate computing degree (in computer science or in information technology (Augusta University’s IT degree is currently named Applied Information Systems and Technologies (AIST)) plus either a Cyber Defender Certificate or an Advanced Cyber Defender Certificate, see below.  Both certificates may be earned by other majors as well.

How long do these programs take?
4 years full-time enrollment

How to apply?
Apply to Augusta University on-line and indicate that you would like to major in Information Technology (AIST) or Computer Science.  After initial enrollment, email cyber@augusta.edu to set up an appointment to have the appropriate Cyber Defender certificate added to your account.

What courses will I take?
View the list of courses available for the program.

If I have questions, who do I contact?
Send an email to cyber@augusta.edu or call 706-7-CYBER-A.

Post-Baccalaureate earning cybersecurity certificate only

This option is designed for working adults who already have a Bachelor’s degree and wish to retool and develop their cybersecurity expertise.

How long do these programs take?
The Cyber Defender Certificate can be earned part-time over a two-year period.
The Advanced Cyber Defender Certificate can be earned part-time over a three-year period.

How to apply?
Apply to Augusta University on-line as a Non-Degree Seeking Post-Baccalaureate student.  Before or after initial enrollment, email cyber@augusta.edu to set up an appointment and discuss the best plan to earn the certificate.  Please note before applying that certificate only students do not qualify for Title IV federal funds (e.g. Direct Loans).

What courses will I take?
View the list of courses available for the program.

If I have questions, who do I contact?
Send an email to cyber@augusta.edu or call 706-7-CYBER-A.

Healthcare Information Security Graduate Certificate

The Healthcare Information Security certificate provides professional health care workers and healthcare-oriented graduate students a solid foundation in information security and how it relates to a healthcare setting.

How long do these programs take?
This certificate can be completed in two semesters (less than one year)

How to apply?
Students can complete this graduate certificate in conjunction with another graduate degree or as a stand-alone. Please contact cyber@augusta.edu for additional information.

What courses will I take?
View the list of courses available for the program.

If I have questions, who do I contact?
Send an email to cyber@augusta.edu or call 706-7-CYBER-A.

Master of Science in Information Security Management (ISM)

The Information Security Management (ISM) program is designed for non-traditional (as well as traditional) students with previous academic and/or practical information technology experience. Students receive a graduate level, management oriented overview of the fields of information security, IT governance, and risk management.

How long do these programs take?
The ISM program can be completed in four to five semesters (about a year and a half) while attending part time.

How to apply?
The ISM is a competitive Masters degree program that accepts students during the spring and fall semesters. Full admissions and requirements and a link to the graduate application available here.

What courses will I take?
View the list of courses available for the program.

If I have questions, who do I contact?
Send an email to cyber@augusta.edu or call 706-7-CYBER-A.

FINANCIAL AID

Whether you are supporting the foundation or need financial assistance, we can help.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Augusta University Student Chapter

ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society that delivers resources that advance computing as a science and as a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

Augusta University Cyber Team

The Augusta University Cyber Team participated in its first cyber defense competitions last year and placed in the top 8 of 24 teams qualifying SECCDC Regionals at Kennesaw State University. The Cyber Defense Team meets weekly to prepare for SECCDC 2016 competition. Dr. John Krautheim is the faculty advisor and Harry Zane is the student team captain.

CYBER RESOURCES GUIDE

The Cyber Institute’s resources are robust and rich with information.

Whether you’re interested in research, how you can get involved, or what is happening on the Cyber front, you can find it here. Your quick link to key cyber defense resources including cyber related reference journals, government sites, conferences, workshops, and CD news.