Graduate Certificate in Critical Infrastructure Protection
Sam Houston State University

Program Details

The infrastructure in a community, and nationwide, has to be protected.  If you are a Homeland Security professional, law enforcement officer, or other individual tasked with protecting the framework within the public or private sectors, then an online graduate certificate in Critical Infrastructure Protection may help you advance your education and your career.  At Sam Houston State University, you will take courses covering protection and risk management, while learning how to protect various infrastructure components such as:

  • Water and energy
  • Transportation systems
  • Food and agriculture
  • Border security
  • Cyber security 

Upon completion of this certificate program, you will be midway to earning a Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Three years employed in a field related to homeland security or involving critical infrastructure
  • Degree requirements: 18 credits

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges