Online Homeland Security Graduate Certificate

This homeland security graduate certificate provides you with the skills and credentials needed to manage fields specializing in domestic, international and cyber terrorism. Take homeland security classes in security and counterterrorism, and choose from electives in policing and emergency management.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 6

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 18

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The United States Department of Homeland Security is tasked with preparing for, preventing and responding to domestic emergencies, including terrorism and natural disasters. In this homeland security graduate certificate program, you’ll learn about the nature, structure and operations of U.S. homeland security systems. You’ll also cover topics related to countering domestic, international and cyber terrorism.

Why study homeland security?

 

The field of homeland security continues to grow. Employers increasingly need professionals with counterterrorism and security skills. This certificate will help prepare you to lead and manage in this field.

For those in the Master of Arts in criminal justice program, this certificate allows students to specialize in homeland security and improve their skills in a number of fields. By taking both the master’s program and certificate, students may find promotion opportunities within their organizations or seek employment related to homeland security in public law enforcement, private security and intelligence agencies.

Courses in homeland security

You’ll complete required graduate courses in homeland security, domestic terrorism, international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. You’ll complete elective courses covering a variety of topics including emergency management, security studies and martyrdom. You may also choose to complete a summer study abroad experience in counterterrorism in Israel.


Required

Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction


Required

Homeland Security


Required

Seminar in Domestic Terrorism


Required

Seminar in International Terrorism


Elective

Police and International Terrorism


Elective

Etiology of Martyrdom


Elective

Security Studies


Elective

Integrated Emergency Management


Homeland security jobs

The employment outlook for jobs within the homeland security sector remains strong. These agencies and organizations are responsible for protecting the U.S. and its citizens. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster than average job growth in the homeland security and emergency management fields over the next 10 years. Graduates with a certificate in homeland security are well-suited for positions in homeland security, private security and intelligence agencies, among others.

Customs and border patrol

FBI agent

Immigration officer

Private security consultant

Prosecutors and court official

Secret service agent

State, county or local law enforcement

Transportation safety administration

Learn security and counterterrorism from professionals in the field

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Learn security and counterterrorism from professionals in the field

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Apply to earn your certificate in homeland security

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Application requirements

Earn your homeland certificate from one of the best schools in the nation

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.

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