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 Science

      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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      Certificate in High Performance Cluster Computing

      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 Leadership Studies

      University College

      The Certificate in Leadership Studies is designed to prepare students for the dynamics of leading diverse groups and teams, empowering others, responding to situational leadership opportunities, and acknowledging the power of trust and ethical leadership practices.

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

      Dr. Heather Scott
      Email: hscott18@kennesaw.edu
      Phone: 470-578-6970

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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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      Certificate in Quality Principles

      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 quality systems principles, methodology, elements and standards.

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

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

 

Graduate Certificates

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      Certificate in Applied Peacebuilding

      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

      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 Applied Statistics Using SAS

      College of Science & Mathematics

      The Online Certificate in Applied Statistics is one of the only online certificates available which incorporates BASE SAS programming in every class. This online program is an integrated extension of the highly respected traditional curriculum in Applied Statistics at KSU.

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

      Michael Frankel
      Email:mfranke1@kennesaw.edu 
      Phone: 470-578-2389

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      Certificate in Applied Statistics Using R

      College of Science & Mathematics

      The Online Certificate in Applied Statistics using R has been developed for working professionals who have a need for additional training in Statistics.

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

      Michael Frankel
      Email:mfranke1@kennesaw.edu 
      Phone:  470-578-2389

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      Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder 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 Special Education - General Curriculum

      Bagwell College of Education

      The program uses a cross-categorical model which reflects the needs of teachers serving diverse learning needs in P-12 educational settings.

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

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

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      Certificate in Curriculum & Instruction

      Bagwell College of Education

      The online Curriculum & Instruction Certification Only Program is offered by the Bagwell College of Education and the Professional Teacher Education Unit.

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

      Dr. Shannon Tovey (Howrey)
      Email: showrey@kennesaw.edu
      Phone:  470-578-3205

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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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      Certificate in Data Management and Analytics

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Graduate Certificate in Data Management and Analytics 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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      Certificate in Systems Engineering

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

      The program incorporates courses from out Master of Science in Systems Engineering curriculum, such as the fundamentals of systems engineering, project management, systems analysis and design; and systems architecture.

      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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