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.
Next start date: 05/17/2021
Total classes: 6
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 18
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Earn your graduate certificate in homeland security
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.
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.
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.
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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