May 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology Security Certificate

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-3803

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Security Program is designed for individuals to advance their knowledge and career options in the field of information security. The certificate program focuses on fundamental principles of securing networks and computer systems, hands-on experience with configuration, design, development and administration of security tools, and an awareness of industry best practices. Graduates from the program will build a strong foundation in pursuing a career in the information security field.  The certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program or embedded as part of the Master of Science in Information Technology program.

Admission Requirements

  • Meet all KSU Graduate College Admission Requirements. 
  • Resumé/Vita required. 
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university. 
  • Minimum undergraduate degree GPA 2.75. Lower GPA is considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Admissions Criteria for Unique Cases

Prior knowledge in computer network and systems administration is required. Students who do not have this background will be required to take the following IT foundation course.  

The decision on the foundation course requirement will be made based on applicant’s prior academic records and will be written in the admission letter

Program of Study

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