online Graduate Certificate for Homeland Security Professionals

This online graduate certificate in Homeland Security focuses on a select interdisciplinary set of topics in the graduate discipline of homeland security. The certificate is designed to provide broad coverage of the major homeland security threats in particular weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, intelligence, consequence management, and interagency government related issues. Our instructors are practitioners, many with unparalleled experience safeguarding the nation as military, intelligence, emergency management, public safety and homeland security leaders.

Courses are taught entirely online, which enables motivated professionals to complete a respected master’s degree without sacrificing their current obligations at work or at home. Students join an online community of homeland security professionals and volunteers who heed the call to protect their community and make a difference in the event of a disaster.

Program Objectives

  • Predict the need to conduct and/or contract for research related to high probability Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Energetic (CBRNE) events and their consequences in any community of interest.
  • Design and modify plans and programs at federal, state, and/or local levels to reflect the evolving strategic policy issues associated with a statutory and presidential direction for homeland security.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of public, private and military efforts to reduce, patterned and non-patterned "warfare" by overt and covert means of both nation states and transnational terrorist groups.
 

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