Become a Cybersecurity Student

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The admissions process at Kennesaw State University is the same for all students regardless of their decision to pursue online or on-campus learning. Students are required to meet the same standards and submit the same documentation. Admission requirements vary by student type. Please visit the KSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions for specific requirements.

 

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

Phone: 770-423-6300

Email: KSUAdmit@kennesaw.edu

Kennesaw Campus - Office Location
3391 Town Point Drive, Suite 1000
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Marietta Campus - Office Location
1100 South Marietta Parkway, Suite 169
Marietta, GA 30060

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed all campus observed holidays.

Application Types

 

Information for Transfer Students:

If you have at least 30 credit hours that you can transfer from another institution, please visit the KSU Transfer Admissions page. There is a general section on transfer credit requirements. For detailed information on prior learning assessment (PLA) specific to the BS-Cybersecurity program, please visit our BS-CYBR Prior Learning Assessment page. To apply for PLA options, please visit pla.kennesaw.edu.

Visit our Undergraduate Admissions page for full details.

Prior Learning Assessment:

Prior learning assessment (PLA) makes it possible for students to earn credit for college-level learning gained outside of a traditional academic setting. Sources of prior learning include job or military training and professional certification programs. There are several courses where the student may be able to earn credit by successfully passing a "challenge exam."

Click here to learn more about CYBR PLA options.

Cybersecurity Degree Student Journeys:

  • Kennesaw State University’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program has greatly contributed to my growth both professionally and personally. After graduation, I was able to join a young and rapidly-growing cybersecurity firm in the Atlanta area, which allowed me to quickly jump into the world of consulting. This was all thanks to connections I formed during my time at KSU. I've since been able to grow into a full-time career as a penetration tester and red teamer, helping organizations secure their critical assets and helping to reduce business risk.

    My experiences from the CYBR program have been extremely valuable during this entire process. The technical and managerial concepts taught in the courses aided me in multiple real-world settings and projects. Additionally, I’d argue that the extracurricular opportunities at KSU, such as the Offensive Security club and SECCDC competition, are key differentiators for the program, and are nearly equal to the value of an entire undergraduate degree in themselves.

    If you are local to the Atlanta area, it’s also worth noting the extremely advantageous location that KSU possesses. The Atlanta technology sector is growing rapidly, with many large organizations in the city seeking talented individuals from universities like KSU.

  • Kennesaw State University alumna Madison Loewe graduated summa cum laude in Spring 2021. For her graduating class, she was recognized as the Cybersecurity Student of the Year. This honor had been noticed by Risk3sixty, and they reached out to Loewe about an interview. While going through the interview process, she noticed that she enjoyed talking to the team and reading their content online and determined that this was the place for her. Soon after, Loewe was an Associate at Risk3sixty and worked within the GRC space with their SOC 2 team. The material she had learned throughout her college journey had been integral to understanding the work she would be doing and preparing her to face the challenges of cybersecurity. In her role, she is continuously learning and growing as she interacts with many aspects of the cybersecurity field, from configurations to vendor management to penetration test reports, with many different business models. By April of 2022, she had been promoted to Senior Associate. Since then, Loewe has published content related to the SOC 2 attestation process, begun participating in a book club for professional development, and been studying for certifications.

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