GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP
The Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Leadership is designed for law enforcement, public safety, and emergency first responders, as well as military personnel potentially interested in civilian security careers. This certificate will expose students to the threats to the United States, ranging from terrorism and natural disasters to climate change. Classes are taught by recognized experts, with extensive practical experience in leadership positions at law enforcement and emergency management agencies.
Entrance into this program requires a Bachelor's degree, and all courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better in order to earn the certificate.
A Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Leadership consists of four required classes. Please be advised that courses are typically offered alternately online and on campus, not concurrently. It is recommended that if you prefer either all online or all on campus courses, you speak with Crista Hill in the School of Public Affairs before applying. Ms. Hill can be reached at 719-255-4993 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming course schedules are available here.
For descriptions of courses, or for requirements under previous catalogs, see UCCS Academic Catalog.
Required courses include:
- PAD/CJ 5950: Major Issues in National and Homeland Security
- PAD/CJ 5960: Introduction to Homeland Security and All Hazards
- PAD/CJ 5970: Intelligence and Security Policymaking
- PAD/CJ 5980: Security and Emergency Management Leadership
Courses may be offered in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of "B-" or better in each course to earn the certificate, but a "B" or better if transferring the courses to the MPA or MCJ.
Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the courses within the certificate with a "B" or better may apply the courses to the MPA or MCJ degree, if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
New students interested in pursuing a graduate certificate must complete the online graduate application, select their intended certificate and pay the required $60 application fee. An official transcript, showing the undergraduate degree conferred, should be sent to UCCS Admissions, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, or electronically to email@example.com.
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