Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness program complements interests in public and government affairs by focusing on international and domestic security and preparedness issues related to terrorist threats and natural disasters.  This field is now a critical aspect of governmental policy at all levels and is also important within the private sector, preparing students to become professional analysts and informed governmental decision makers.  Graduates understand the theory and practice of homeland security and emergency preparedness and are prepared to analyze policies and synthesize information.


  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Three letters of reference
  • A current resume
  • Satisfactory standardized test score (GRE, GMAT, MAT, LSAT)
  • A minimum 2.7 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges