AU, Fort Gordon launch online graduate degree program

The U.S. Army CCOE and Augusta University are partnering to create the university’s first fully online graduate degree programs.
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 1:08 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 10:15 AM EST
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FORT GORDON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Augusta University are partnering to create the university’s first fully online graduate degree programs to expand educational opportunities for service members.

The official signing will take place Thursday morning. Watch the live stream above.

The programs are the Master of Science with a Major in Information Security Management and the Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies.

“It’s a historic day for Augusta University,” President of Augusta University, Brooks Keel says.

The two established a strategic partnership in 2016, offering continuing education courses and certifications to service members.

This partner contract establishes the terms for awarding course credit from AU to military personnel who have completed training or education courses at the cyber center and expands graduate education opportunities by enabling servicemembers to complete their master’s degree 100% online.

Maj. Gen. Paul T. Stanton, Commanding General of the cyber center, says, “Developing a curriculum and degree offering that support service members to do it where and when the solider can do the time. It’s invaluable. This program is exactly what we need and partnerships like this ensure our nations defense and our nations success.”

“Augusta University is proud to grow our online academic offering to help service members to further their education from wherever they are located, and to fit their busy lives and schedules. We hope to continue finding ways to make it easier for the men and women who serve to obtain degrees and training they need to continue to better serve our wonderful country.” Keel says.

“The Cyber Center of Excellence is dedicated to partnerships that increase the talent of our Nation’s Cyber Workforce. I am very excited about this memorandum with Augusta University that presents opportunities for our soldiers to study and earn a degree through a top notch program in our local community,” Stanton says.