Homeland Security


The Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security has been developed to provide credentialing for the Homeland Security profession. The intent is to prepare local, state and federal Homeland Security leaders to:

  • Develop strategies, plans and programs
  • Develop organizational arrangements including civil-military, local/state/federal and interagency cooperation
  • Make sound leadership decisions regarding Homeland Security related policy, priority, scientific advancements and resources

Course Location/Delivery

This certificate is offered fully online.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree in public health from a regionally accredited institution is preferred, but others will be considered. A GPA of at least 3.0 is required.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process. In addition, to the application forms you will need to submit:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. A resume
  3. Letter of interest including overview of experience or education in public health, global issues or resource poor countries




15 total credit hours for the certificate

  • PHC 6254 - Public Health Implications and Concerns in Homeland Security
  • PHC 6235 - Critical Infrastructure Protection and Security for Public Health Concepts
  • PHC 6236 - Business Continuity for Global Health and Security
  • PHC 6255 - Homeland Security: Law, Policy and Public Health
  • PHC 6373 - Protecting Public Health: Bioterrorism and Biodefense

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Anthony Masys, Ph.D., C.D.
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