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.
Complete the certificate in as few as 6 months
This advanced certificate can be earned as a valuable stand-alone credential or as part of Excelsior’s MS in Criminal Justice program.
Emergency management directors are in high demand for communities seeking ways to plan for natural and civil challenges
Risk Assessment in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
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.
Overview: Homeland Security and Emergency Management
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.
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
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 research and policy decisions and discuss your findings.
View additional details about programs and courses:Download the Graduate Studies Catalog
Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 (267-284-5011) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Accreditation Granted: 1977
Last Reaffirmation: 2017
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
All of Excelsior College’s academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.