Graduate program offers cybersecurity certificate

 

With Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s High Demand Career Initiative identifying cybersecurity as a crucial field for business in the state, UNG growing programs to fill the demand.

UNG’s Mike Cottrell College of Business is offering a graduate certificate in cybersecurity to address the fastest growing IT workforce demand, as an additional 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals are needed by 2020 nationwide.

Designed for working IT professionals and recent graduates, the new graduate certificate is a 10-credit graduate program in computer, network and information security with electives in secure software development and computer forensics. It is geared toward those who want to deepen their expertise and skills in the critical field of cybersecurity.

Prospective students should apply as a non-degree seeking student through the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students also must be able to demonstrate technical proficiency in at least two of the following areas to gain admission: programming, systems, networking, forensics, or cryptography.UNG’s Mike Cottrell College of Business is offering a graduate certificate in cybersecurity to address the fastest growing IT workforce demand, as an additional 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals are needed by 2020 nationwide.