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Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security
The Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security offered by Monmouth University is a program of study that focuses on the intentional and unintentional hazards and dangers related to national security. This includes, but is not limited to terrorism. This Graduate Certificate program is available to students in a completely online format. This is so that students are able to maintain their current positions and responsibilities while gaining the education needed to advance their careers. Ideally, a graduate certificate can be used as a supplement to an individual’s experience and previous academic achievements. This program covers concepts like securing transportation hubs and how the government should react to natural disasters. The Department of Homeland Security reaches from Washington into state and local governments. Because of this, it is a growing field that requires highly trained and motivated professionals. This program can prepare its graduates to pursue careers at agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the United States Coast Guard, and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.
It is important to note that Monmouth University has a relationship with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. The curriculum of this program is based on the CHDS’s recommendations. Students in this program have access to the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) through Monmouth University’s partnership with the University and Agency Partnership Initiative. Individuals who already have some experience or who are currently employed in careers related to Homeland Security are ideal for this program. This program requires students to take and complete 12 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security. There are four required courses in a set curriculum for the Homeland Security program. The required courses include: Terrorism: Causes and Consequences - The Unconventional Threat; Intelligence for the Homeland Security Practitioner; and Multidisciplinary Approach to Homeland Security. This is an interdisciplinary degree that involves students taking courses related to many different subjects in order to best serve the Homeland Security field.
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