Career and Academic Opportunities

The pathway will allow students to continue from the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program by taking specified graduate courses that will count in the undergraduate program.

The combination of a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity will open up the opportunity for entry and advanced level careers in cybersecurity and related areas. Cybersecurity Education provides examples of career paths including security analyst, incident responder, security manager, security architect, penetration tester, forensic expert.


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Admission Requirements


Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • GPA: 3.25 or above in KSU undergraduate coursework
  • Minimum 60 hours completed toward Bachelor's degree
  • 30 hours completed in residence at KSU
Double Counted Courses Include

NOTE: CYBR 7200 is a prerequisite for CYBR 7220.

  • CYBR 7200 to count for IT 4843
  • CYBR 7220 to count for IT 4833
  • CYBR 7300 to count for IT 4823
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Once students meet, or are close to meeting, the credit hour requirements listed below, they should speak with a College of Computing and Software Engineering Academic Advisor about applying to the Double Owl Pathway.

Junior Year (students have completed at least 60 credit hours): Apply to the Double Owl pathway here.

Senior Year (students have completed at least 90 credit hours): Apply to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Program (see below)

Sample Academic Plan Apply
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Department / College
Information Technology / College of Computing and Software Engineering
Rm. 267, J Building

Advising Contact
Ashley McClure, Advisor
ccseadvising@kennesaw.edu
470-578-6823

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Department / College
Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development
3203 Campus Loop Road, Room 203

Advising Contact
Gina Gavin
ggavin@kennesaw.edu
470-578-7866