MGA’s Degree In Cybersecurity Earns Special Designation From U.S. Defense Agencies


Middle Georgia State University’s master’s degree in information technology is now a designated program of the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE).

The designation specifically applies to the cybersecurity and forensics concentration of the master’s program. In 2016, the cybersecurity concentration of Middle Georgia State’s (MGA) bachelor’s degree in IT earned the same designation.



“We are now the only institution in Georgia to have both an undergraduate and graduate-level program designation,” said Dr. Kevin Floyd, associate dean of MGA’s School of Information Technology. “There are several advantages for students who earn a degree from a CAE-CDE school, including the fact that potential employers can be confident they are hiring a well-prepared graduate for this important and lucrative field.”

Learn more about the designation and how students in these IT programs may potentially “contribute their efforts to the protection of our nation’s infrastructure from the threat of cyber attacks.”