Certificates

Online Degree and Certificate Programs may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please visit the State Authorization page to confirm that the program is available in your state.

A complete description of Kennesaw State's Academic Degree Programs and University-wide Degree Requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate Catalog.

Undergraduate Certificates

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      Certificate in Cybersecurity

      Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development

      The Certificate in Cybersecurity is designed for students with an interest in the security of computer networks and systems and its application in the expanding field of technology.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Kelley Price
      Email: kgermain@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-3592

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      Certificate in Information Security & Assurance

      Coles College of Business

      This certificate allows students to add a credential to a degree in Information Security, criminal justice, or business.  The certificate in information security and assurance prepares students to protect the information and technology assets of organizations.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Andy Green
      Email: andy.green@kennesaw.edu

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      Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences

      Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences

      Geographic Information Sciences is a multidisciplinary certificate that considers fundamental questions related to the use of geographic information systems (GIS).

      Please contact the Program Coordinator for information about this program.

      Name: Ulrike Ingram 
      Phone:  470-578-2373
      Email:  uingram@kennesaw.edu

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      High Performance Computing, Certificate

      College of Computing and Software Engineering

      This Certificate serves students interested in developing expertise and credentials in the exciting areas of High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC Systems®), and Big Data Analytics using LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Inc. technologies.

      Contact the Program Coordinator for information about this program.

      Name: Ken Hoganson 
      Email: khoganso@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-3402

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      Certificate in Logistics

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

      The primary objective of the program is to provide training and education to members of the Supply Chain industry that need to improve skills and knowledge in the latest technology available in their field.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Email:  iet@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-7243

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      Certificate in Production Design

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

      The primary objective of the program is to provide training and education to members of the industrial engineering field in the measurement and analysis of work and in the design or improvements of facilities.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Email:  iet@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-7243

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      Six Sigma Green Belt, Certificate

      College of Computing and Software Engineering

      The primary objective of the program is to provide training and education to members of the industrial engineering field in quality systems principles, methodology, elements and standards.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Victor Kane

      Email: vkane@kennesaw.edu 

 

Graduate Certificates

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      Certificate in Applied Peacebuilding

      Norman J. Radow College of Humanities & Social Sciences

      The Certificate in Applied Peacebuilding provides students with a fundamental set of concepts, tools, and skills to prepare them for or advance their careers in conflict, peacebuilding, and international development fields. 

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Brandon D. Lundy
      Email:  blundy@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-2893

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      Certificate in Digital & Social Media

      Norman J. Radow College of Humanities & Social Sciences


      Media professionals and public relations practitioners who are new to the market or looking for career advancement need to be fluent in platforms and applications.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Email:COMGradStudies@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-4900

     

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      Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders will prepare teachers to meet the needs of students with autism.

      Contact the Program Coordinator for more information about this program.

      Name:  Dr. Kate Zimmer
      Email:kzimme10@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-3297

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      Certificate in Online Teaching

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Department of Instructional Technology is offering an Online Teaching Certificate program that will prepare candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective online teachers.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Julia Fuller
      Email:  jfulle40@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-2817

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      Certificate in Special Education

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Graduate Certificate in Special Education is a 9-hour graduate study program designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills in meeting the needs of students with disabilities.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Email: GradEd@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-6043

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      Certificate in Computer Science Foundations

      College of Computing and Software Engineering

      The Graduate Certificate in CS Foundations develops a breadth of knowledge across the computer science discipline, necessary to sustain graduate study in computer science. The MS CS Admissions Committee may optionally conditionally admit applicants lacking foundational knowledge in computer science, with the requirement to complete this certificate program.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Jose Garrido
      Email: jgarrido@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-3652

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      Data Analytics and Intelligent Technology, Certificate

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics and Intelligent Technology Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor’s degree in computing field to advance their knowledge in the field of Data Management and Analytics.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Lei Li
      Email:  lli13@kennesaw.edu 
      Phone:  470-578-3915

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      Certificate in Health Information Technology

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Health Information Technology (HIT) certificate program prepares students to advance their HIT knowledge and join the skilled workforce in HIT and Electronic Health Record (EHR) development and management.

      Contact the Program Coordinator for more information about this program.

      Name: Susan Vande Ven

      Email: svandev@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-3708

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      Certificate in Information Technology Security

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Security program is designed for IT professional who have a Bachelor’s degree or have taken the Information Technology Foundations Graduate Certificate to advance their knowledge in the field of information security.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Lei Li
      Email: lli13@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-3915


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      Certificate in Information Technology Foundations

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      Aimed at individuals who hold an accredited Bachelor’s degree in an area unrelated to computing but who would like to transition into a Master of Science in Information technology, or obtain an entry-level position in the industry.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Lei Li
      Email: lli13@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-3915

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      Certificate in Software Engineering

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Graduate Certificate in SWE assumes that students have a significant background in computing and both deepens and broadens their knowledge of computing.

      Contact the Program Coordinator for more information on this program.

      Email: gradccse@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: (470) 578-3790

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      Certificate in Software Engineering Foundations

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      Prepares students with undergraduate degrees in non-computing areas to transition into the field of software engineering.  The certificate consists of five courses.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Paola Spoletini
      Email:  pspoleti@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-3811

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      Certificate in Information Security & Assurance

      Coles College of Business

      The Certificate in Information Security and Assurance (ISA) program emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary to protect and inspect systems, and to detect and react to threats to the security of information in those systems.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Tridib Bandyopadhyay
      Email: tbandyop@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-2144

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      Certificate in Quality Assurance

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

      Coursework completed in the certificate program will be credited to the student’s official transcript as regular academic coursework counting for graduate credit.

      For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

      Dr. Bill Bailey
      Email:  bbaile49@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-7242

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      Enterprise IT Management, Certificate

      CCSE

      The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise IT Management is designed for IT professionals and others who hold a bachelor’s degree to advance their knowledge in the field of Enterprise IT Management.

      Students graduating with this program will develop a solid foundation in IT standards, best practices and applications in enterprise IT management areas such as IT service management, IT system acquisition and integration, IT governance and policy, pertinent laws and regulation, and enterprise cloud management.

      The certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program and as an embedded certificate in the MSIT program. Currently enrolled MSIT students can apply the certificate courses towards MSIT requirements and electives.

      Phone: (470) 578-3803

      Email: gradccse@kennesaw.edu

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      High Performance Computing Cluster and Big Data Analytics, Certificate

      College of Computing and Software Engineer

      This certification program serves students interested in developing expertise in High Performance Computing Clusters, HPCC Systems, and Big Data Analytics. This is a graduate level certificate requiring for admission either practitioner experience in this area or a solid undergraduate foundation in computing and statistics. All courses include both theory (math and statistics concepts and computer science) and hands-on applied activities and lab experiments, investigations, and programming and software development. 

      This graduate certificate program is appropriate for students from a variety of academic backgrounds with sufficient math, stats, and computer programming background and experience. This certificate is a stand-alone certificate, whose courses may be allowed as electives in some graduate programs. 

      Phone: (470)578-6005

      Email: gradccse@kennesaw.edu

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      Independent & Charter School Leadership, Certificate

      Bagwell College of Education

      This program will prepare students for the numerous roles and responsibilities of school administration at independent and charter schools. The Independent and Charter School Certificate provides an opportunity for students to engage in field-based experiential learning activities related to independent and charter school leadership. Courses focus on financial management, strategic planning, institutional advancement, governance, operations, and infrastructures. The program concludes with a capstone project based on real-world, job-embedded field-based needs of independent and charter schools. This is a 12-hour certificate program and can be completed in as few as 2 semesters. 

      Phone: (470) 578-6888

      Email: edldepartment@kennesaw.edu 

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      Teacher Leadership, Certificate

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Teacher Leadership Certification Program/Teacher Leadership Certification-Only is designed to prepare and develop the capacity for teachers to serve in various teacher leadership roles (i.e. instructional coaching, chairing academic departments, providing professional learning opportunities, building a school culture of continuous improvement, and becoming change agents).  

      This 18-hour GaPSC certification program will enable experienced teachers, who have a graduate degree in a discipline other than Teacher Leadership, to plan and lead professional development; mentor and coach other teachers; align curriculum, instruction, and assessment; model best teaching practices; analyze data, and collaborate with all stakeholders to improve student learning.  

      Successful completion of the courses listed in the certification-only program will make students eligible for a S-5 Service Certificate in Teacher Leadership from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).

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