The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Augusta University reached new all-time heights in student enrollment and faculty size for this academic year. Since the establishment of the school in 2017 we have doubled our enrollment to 640, and we have tripled the size of our faculty to 32. The school has also been “graduating” to new academic degrees in the last three years. We introduced our first engineering degree, a BS in Cybersecurity Engineering. Last year we introduced our first research-oriented degree, an MS in Computer Science, and this year we introduced our doctoral program, a PhD in Computer and Cyber Sciences. The school’s research momentum has also increased dramatically. This year our faculty won several grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Security Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security.
The quality of our academic programs continues to grow and receive broader recognition. We were the first university in Georgia to win the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program award, and we have been winning every year since, bring more than 1.5 million dollars in scholarships for our students. In 2021 the school also won an NSF award for 3.2 million dollars in the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service program. In partnership with Clark Atlanta University and Mississippi State University we have also won an award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Air Force Research Laboratory. The 1.5 million dollar award funds the establishment of a Virtual Institute to develop programs that focus on the development of foundational expertise in critical cyber operational skills for future military and civilian leaders.
As we continue our unprecedented growth, we are looking for talented, research-focused faculty to join our school. We have 10 more open faculty positions and we invite interested faculty to apply.
To our prospective students, I invite you to browse our academic programs and I am confident that our offerings will spark your interest. We have many opportunities for you to get involved in research and community outreach activities. With the nationwide shortage of computing and cybersecurity professionals, this is an exciting time to build your career in these fields. If you are interested, we're here to help you achieve your goals.
Augusta University is an experience like no other and we invite you to come see why the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences plays a major role in the life of our vibrant campus.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or questions you may have.
Check out some of Dr. Schwarzmann's recent projects!
Local Matters Podcast: "Augusta University, shaping the future of Cyber Security, with Dr. Alexander Schwarzmann"
Magazine guest columns:
James Magazine, The 2021 Education Issue: "Cybersecurity Challenges Require Research and Education"