Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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Keep Your Community Safe and Your Career Secure

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Ensuring the safety and security of a nation’s infrastructure, economy—and most importantly, its people—is essential for our society’s success. This certificate program will educate you about the threats posed by domestic and international terrorism and the best strategies for countering them.

Through innovative coursework melding research, critical thinking techniques, and real-world case studies, you will build your skills and develop emergency and disaster plans that can be employed in the face of both man-made and natural threats.

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to this graduate certificate program.

9 Credits

3 Courses

6 Months

Program Duration

Start August 26

Courses start every 8 weeks

What Courses Will I Take?

Learn about national infrastructure protection policy, sector-specific agencies, public-private partnerships, and the emerging issues of cybersecurity, interdependencies, and climate change. Enhance your ability to recognize and evaluate risks associated with human-caused, natural, and technological disasters through a myriad of risk management approaches.
Explore the unique characteristics of nonprofit organizations and the impact of current issues on these entities in the United States. Expand your management acumen, analytical skills, and how to navigate diverse stakeholders in the public arena.
Gain an overview of the causes, methods, motivations, and historical lessons surrounding terrorism and the United States’ response through three perspectives: intelligence, law enforcement, and international relations. Develop critical thinking and writing skills to critique and discuss your findings on research and policy decisions..
Your Investment
  • Apply 100% of your certificate to Excelsior’s MS in Criminal Justice program.
  • Keep your career on the cutting edge— while saving time and money
  • Emergency management directors are in high demand for communities seeking ways to plan for natural and civil challenges
  • Boost your earning potential and your skills

$715 per Credit

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no surprises.

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Alumni Spotlight

Steve Carriere joined the Coast Guard in 1989 and for 27 years was involved in various emergency aid missions such as responding to 9-11 and hurricane aftermath clean-up efforts. He found his calling in emergency management, and after earning his degree from Excelsior, he’s gone on to join and make a difference with Team Rubicon, a volunteer disaster relief organization serving others in times of crisis.

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