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Cybersecurity Certificate

The University of North Georgia (UNG) and the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems offers a graduate–level certificate in Cybersecurity. UNG has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Graduates of this program will receive a certificate featuring the seals of the University, the NSA and DHS.

Application Deadline

May 10

The program is designed to enable students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, information systems, information technology, or a closely related field, or graduates of other degree programs who can demonstrate sufficient technical proficiency, to enter the field of cybersecurity, cyber operations or cyber defense. Students will complete a total of 10 credit hours of graduate-level computer science courses to meet the requirements of the certificate program.

Quick Facts

Summer term
Dahlonega Campus
Program length 10 semester hours
Technical Proficiency Requirement

Program Questions?

Ash Mady
Department Head - Computer Science & Information Systems
706-867-3014
ash.mady@ung.edu

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Certificate Non-Degree

Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate or a master’s degree from a regionally accredited, four-year institution. If a certificate program applicant holds a master’s degree, only the transcript documenting the master’s is required.
  • Technical proficiency in at least two of the following areas to gain admission: Programming, Systems, Networking, Forensics, or Cryptography. Students with bachelor’s or master’s degrees in CS/IS/IT or a closely related field will be deemed to meet the technical proficiency requirement. Students may also meet the technical proficiency requirement by earning a “C” or higher in coursework related to an area of proficiency (at UNG or elsewhere), through documentation of appropriate work experience and/or industry certifications, or by otherwise demonstrating proficiency at the discretion of the department head or program coordinator. Email the department at cs@ung.edu for more information.
  • Required supplemental items
    • Resume
    • Statement of purpose

Application Steps

Submit the Graduate Admissions online application.
  • Select Graduate Level Certificates-CyberSecurity Certificate.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.
  • Required supplemental documents may be uploaded with your application or emailed to grads@ung.edu

Submit one set of transcripts from each institution confirming bachelor's or master’s degree.

  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to grads@ung.edu.
  • Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to grads@ung.edu. Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average.  Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.

 

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Appeal of Graduate Admission

A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision. Appeal letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal.
Appeals must be submitted to:
Graduate Admissions
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001
grads@ung.edu
  • Students whose appeals are granted will be admitted as provisional students.
  • Students are not eligible for financial aid while taking courses under a provisional admission status.
  • Students may not appeal for regular admission.

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