Homeland Security (Graduate Certificate)

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This program provides you the skills and credentials necessary for a career specializing in homeland security.

The graduate certificate program in homeland security is focused on homeland security as a field related to organizational security.

Students can study topics related to current international and domestic terrorism issues, global security, intelligence analysis, cybersecurity issues, crime prevention and law enforcement.

At A Glance

Homeland Security (Graduate Certificate)

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete this graduate level program.

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Degree requirements

Required Core (12 credit hours)
CRJ 553 Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction (3)
CRJ 554 Homeland Security (3)
CRJ 557 Seminar in Domestic Terrorism (3)
CRJ 558 Seminar in International Terrorism (3)

Electives or Research (6 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students should see the academic unit for available elective and research coursework.

Students may choose to participate in a study abroad experience in counterterrorism in Israel during the summer term that may be used to fulfill elective coursework. Students who choose this option enroll in CRJ 555 Police and International Terrorism and CRJ 556 Etiology of Martyrdom.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in criminology, criminal justice, homeland security, counter-terrorism or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. letter of intent
  4. professional resume
  5. two letters of recommendation
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

The letter of intent, resume and letters of recommendation are not needed if the applicant is already matriculated in an ASU master's degree program.

What are ASU's Online Programs?

ASU Online offers programs like Homeland Security (Graduate Certificate) in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.

More information on the program is available directly from ASU Online.