FAQs: Education and Training

What options exist to learn more about cybersecurity at Augusta University?
What financial assistance options are offered?
What education and training opportunities are available through the Georgia Cybersecurity Workforce Academy?

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

Augusta University’s Cyber Institute offers several options.

  • The Cyber Defense program of study results in an undergraduate degree in computer science or information technology plus a Cyber Defender Certificate or an Advanced Cyber Defender Certificate.
     
  • The post-baccalaureate cybersecurity certificate program of study is designed for working adults who already have a Bachelor’s degree and want to develop their cybersecurity expertise.
     
  • The Health Information Security Graduate Certificate program of study provides professional health care workers and healthcare-oriented graduate students a solid foundation in information security and how it relates to a healthcare setting.
     
  • The Master of Science in Information Security Management 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.

To learn more about each of these programs, visit the Cyber Institute's website at http://cyber.augusta.edu/you.

You also can send an email to cyber@augusta.edu or call 706-7-CYBER-A.

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What financial assistance options are offered?

Augusta University encourages all prospective students to explore their financial options by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid at 706-737-1524, emailing osfa@augusta.edu, or visiting http://www.augusta.edu/finaid.

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What education and training opportunities are available through the Georgia Cybersecurity Workforce Academy?

Registration is now open for courses through the Georgia Cybersecurity Workforce Academy for FY 2019, and information is available on the Georgia Technology Authority website. GTA launched the Academy in January 2017, and it is initially providing cybersecurity awareness, training and education to information security officers in Georgia state agencies. Beginning in CY 2019, courses will also be open to local governments in Georgia. The Academy is an important new component of Governor Nathan Deal’s initiative for responding to the growing threats from cyber criminals, and its establishment is one of the recommendations from the Senate Study Committee on Data, Security, and Privacy.

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