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An Online Undergraduate Certificate in Homeland Security That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Homeland Security

American Public University offers this unique and career-relevant undergraduate certificate entirely online. Working adults have the flexibility to earn a respected education while balancing their current duties. Our instructors are practitioners, many with unparalleled experience safeguarding the nation as military, intelligence, emergency management, public safety and homeland security leaders.

Through this program, students gain a foundational understanding of key homeland security topics such as weapons of mass destruction, intelligence, consequence, management and homeland defense. Students analyze and propose operational improvements to the current state of homeland security. They learn fundamental differences between homeland security and homeland defense initiatives and the federal apparatus for intelligence gathering including Federal Bureau of Investigations, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency interagency cooperation. Students are part of a tightknit community of homeland security professionals and volunteers who are dedicated to enhancing the nation’s ability to avert terrorist attacks and respond in the event of a disaster.

Program Objectives

  • Identify the key challenges for the 21st century facing not only U.S. homeland security strategy, but also those of other major actors that might become peer competitors.
  • Discriminate between valuable sources of information and those sources that are questionable.
  • Differentiate between homeland security and homeland defense.
  • Describe the national intelligence apparatus including FBI, CIA, and NSA.
  • Assess proposals for improvement in the state of homeland security.

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A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 20 students.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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Application Fee

There is no cost to apply.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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