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Homeland Security

American Public University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
Duration
350 USD/credit
350 USD/credit
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About

The graduate certificate in Homeland Security at American Public University Systemprovides you with a broad understanding of national security and defense, policies, planning, and programs, as well as the ability to expertly evaluate and improve current defense tactics. 

Overview

The curriculum is designed to improve your understanding of national security threats, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, intelligence, consequence management, and interagency government-related issues. 

This graduate program in Homeland Security at the American Public University System helps you to prepare for career advancement and leadership roles within the military services or homeland security field. This online certificate is intended for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of homeland security without committing to a degree program.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Predict the need to conduct and/or contract for research related to high probability chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or energetic (CBRNE) events and their consequences in any community of interest.
  • Design and modify plans and programs at federal, state, and/or local levels to reflect the evolving strategic policy issues associated with a statutory and presidential direction for homeland security.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of public, private and military efforts to reduce, patterned and non-patterned "warfare" by overt and covert means of both nation states and transnational terrorist groups.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methods in Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security and Defense
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction and the New Terrorism
  • Domestic Terrorism and Extremist Groups
  • Intelligence and Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security and the Law

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Credits

18 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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