Certificate in Homeland Security

About the Certificate Program

The graduate certificate in homeland security is for students who are interested in learning more about homeland security issues while gaining the necessary knowledge and critical thinking skills to advance their careers. A number of homeland security issues will be addressed, including analysis of domestic and international threats; mitigation or prevention of threats; and response to terrorism through an understanding of psychosocial, behavioral, criminological, and emergency management theories.


Required – 12 Hours, 3.0 GPA

  • PA 552 Public Policy and Disaster 3 cr.
  • PA 588 Current Issues in Homeland Security 3 cr.
  • PA 589 Theoretical Principles of Terrorism 3 cr.

Elective courses (select one): 3 cr.

  • PA 551 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management 3 cr.
  • PA 553 Disaster and Society 3 cr.
Total 12 cr.