In the Post-9/11 world, few universities have the depth of curriculum and breadth of experience in homeland security education than our university.
The university offers this unique and career-relevant undergraduate certificate entirely online. Working adults have the flexibility to earn a respected education while balancing their current duties. Our instructors are practitioners, many with unparalleled experience safeguarding the nation as military, intelligence, emergency management, public safety and homeland security leaders.
Through this program, students gain a foundational understanding of key homeland security topics such as weapons of mass destruction, intelligence, consequence, management and homeland defense. Students analyze and propose operational improvements to the current state of homeland security. They learn fundamental differences between homeland security and homeland defense initiatives and the federal apparatus for intelligence gathering including Federal Bureau of Investigations, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency interagency cooperation. Students are part of a tightknit community of homeland security professionals and volunteers who are dedicated to enhancing the nation’s ability to avert terrorist attacks and respond in the event of a disaster.
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Annually for Fulltime Students
(includes tuition, books, fees)
Tuition to increase per credit hour by $20/undergraduate and $25/graduate, July 1, 2015. Take advantage of current rates by registering for future courses now.
50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Based on lowest possible tuition rates for 10 of the leading regionally-accredited providers of online education. Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2013 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2012 Digest of Educational Statistics. Sources of data for competitor institutions include SEC filings and university-provided data available on the internet as of May 2012. Only institutional fees required of all students were included. Assumes 10 undergraduate classes per year over 4 years for a total of 120 semester hours, or 6 graduate level classes per year over 2 years for a total of 36 semester hours.
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