Program Overview

The School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University has, along with colleges across campus, created a three-course certification program that is available completely online. This program is designed for working professionals and graduate students who wish to study homeland security to gain extra experience academically or for their career.

The courses in which students will participate are Homeland Security, Terrorism, and Public- Private Partnerships in Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security. In the Homeland Security course, students will receive information about the fundeamentals of the current homeland security program. Terrorism will discuss both domestic and international terrorism, as well as an insight into the people who commit these acts. The third course in Partherships in Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security is a lesson involving the connection between the public and private sectors that guard national security and the smaller communities. MSU is also currently developing certificate programs in food security, information security, and other similar areas.

MSU’s School of Criminal Justice is considered a national leader in topics of combining security and public safety with the legal system as well as in criminal justice scholarship. If participants are interested in applying this certificate credit to a degree program at MSU, or at another institution, they may do so.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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