Homeland Security - Advanced Graduate Certificate

Homeland Security - Advanced Graduate Certificate

Important: This certificate plan is effective for those starting in the fall 2024 through summer 2025. This certificate plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change certificates.

HLSC 500Foundations of Homeland Security3
HLSC 510Homeland Security Organization & Administration3
HLSC 520Legal Issues in Homeland Security3
HLSC 600Introduction to Disaster Management3
HLSC 610Understanding Terrorism and Homeland Security3
HLSC 620Hazard Mitigation3
NSEC 507Terrorism & National Security3
Total Hours21


  • Students who want to apply certificate courses to a graduate degree program will have to abide by the GPA and grade requirements of that degree.
  • Upon the awarding of the certificate, NSEC 507 Terrorism & National Security (3 c.h.) may substitute for CJUS 550 Topics and Trends in Criminal Justice (3 c.h.), HLSC 610 Understanding Terrorism and Homeland Security (3 c.h.) may substitute for HLSC 530 Homeland Security Capstone (3 c.h.), and HLSC 600 Introduction to Disaster Management (3 c.h.) and HLSC 620 Hazard Mitigation (3 c.h.) may be applied as electives in lieu of the thesis option in the MS n Criminal Justice: Homeland Security.

Completion Requirements

  • 21 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable
  • 2.0 GPA
  • No grade of D may be applied to the certificate (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Certificate must be completed within 3 years
  • Submission of Certificate Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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