In the Fall of 2017, Kennesaw State University added a bachelor’s degree program for cybersecurity. Now, in the Fall of 2020, they are planning on adding a master’s degree program as well.
The program will be open to all students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in cybersecurity. The school is paying particular attention to those who are already in the bachelor’s degree program. These undergraduates will have the option of extending their studies to incorporate the curriculum for the master’s degree.
Multiple departments at the university came together to propose a new degree. The College of Computing and Software Engineering, the Coles College of Business, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences were among department heads that conspired to help with the formation.
The demand for highly trained people to work in the cybersecurity field is higher now than it has ever been. The demand is only going to rise in the coming years. The university is working to help students pursuing the degrees in cybersecurity secure the jobs they are studying for.
According to IBM statistics, in the field of Cybersecurity Strategy alone, the projected growth over the next 5 years is 120%. That comes from a 2018 number of job openings at 3,184.
Kennesaw State University is offering this degree program completely online. This will allow for those who are working and want to complete the additional degree the ability to do so without being tied down to campus.
The goal is for the coursework and degree to be completed within a 12-month timeframe. This will allow students to add to their existing credentials in a shorter period of time. This also allows students to land jobs in the cybersecurity field that are in demand.