Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Certificate Program

The graduate certificate program in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity is designed to prepare students with undergraduate degrees or previously completed master's degrees that did not train them directly or extensively for service in the fields of emergency preparedness, homeland security, and cybersecurity to be more competitive when seeking jobs in government, non-profits, and for-profit organizations. The curriculum was designed by University faculty in consultation with law enforcement, intelligence, emergency services, and public management experts to provide graduates with the foundation to become more effective homeland security and cybersecurity professionals and managers.

Please Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid effective Summer 2020 and forward.

Program of Study (16 credits)

The Certificate consists of five graduate-level courses (minimum 15 credits).  Students may concentrate in one of three tracks: Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security or Cybersecurity.

The following course is required of all students in the EHS certificate program, regardless of track:

  • Ehc 557 (Pad 557) - Intelligence Analysis (3)

Emergency Preparedness Track

The following course is required of all students concentrating in the Emergency Preparedness track:

  • Ehc 555 (Pad 555/Pos 555) - Disaster, Crisis, and Emergency Management and Policy (4)

Students may then select three additional courses from the following list with the consent of their advisor:

  • Pad 504 - Data Models, and Decisions I (4)
  • Pad 505 (Pos 505) - Data, Models, and Decisions II (4)
  • Pad 517 (Pos 517) - Empirical Data Analysis (4)
  • Pad 518 (Pos 518) - Regression Analysis (4)
  • Ehc 545 (Pad 545) - Principles and Practices of Cyber Security (4)
  • Ehc 546 (Pad 546) - Homeland Security Risk Analysis and Risk Management (4)
  • Pad 550 - Foundations of Government Information Strategy and Management (4)
  • Pad 551 (Crj 648) - Terrorism, Public Security and Law Enforcement (3)
  • Ehc 553 (Pad 553) – Topics in Homeland Security and Terrorism (4)
  • Ehc 554 (Pad 554, Pos 554, Int 543) - Political Violence, Insurgency and Terrorism (4)
  • Ehc 556 (Pad 556) - Homeland Security Intelligence (4)
  • Ehc 559 (Pad 559) – Homeland Security: Building Preparedness Capabilities (4)
  • Ehc 571 (Pad 571) - Military Forces in Support of Civil Authorities (4)
  • Ehc 572 (Pad 572) - Disaster and Crisis Management in the Public, Private, and Nonprofit Sectors (4)
  • Pad 585 (Pos 585, Inf 585) – Information Technology and Homeland Security (4)
  • Pad 610 – Organizational Theory and Behavior (4)
  • Pad 624 – Simulating Dynamic Systems (3-4)
  • Pad 636 – Cultural Analysis of Organizations (4)
  • Pad 637 – Social and Organizational Networks in Public Policy, Management, and Service Delivery: Theory, Methods and Analysis (4)
  • Pad 705 – Research Methods II (4)
  • Pos 582 – Global Security (4)
  • Crj 504 – Applied Statistics I (3)
  • Ist 532 – Information Analysis Techniques and Technologies (3)

Homeland Security Track

The following course is required of all students concentrating in the Homeland Security track:

  • Ehc 554 (Pad 554/Pos 554/Int 543) – Political Violence, Insurgency, and Terrorism (4)

Students may then select three additional courses from the following list with the consent of their advisor:

  • Pad 504 – Data Models, and Decisions I (4)
  • Pad 505 (Pos 505) – Data, Models, and Decisions II (4)
  • Pad 517 (Pos 517) – Empirical Data Analysis (4)
  • Pad 518 (Pos 518) – Regression Analysis (4)
  • Ehc 545 (Pad 545) - Principles and Practices of Cyber Security (4)
  • Ehc 546 (Pad 546) – Homeland Security Risk Analysis and Risk Management (4)
  • Pad 550 – Foundations of Government Information Strategy and Management (4)
  • Pad 551 (Crj 648) – Terrorism, Public Security and Law Enforcement (3)
  • Ehc 553 (Pad 553) – Topics in Homeland Security and Terrorism (4)
  • Ehc 555 (Pad 555/Pos 555) – Disaster, Crisis, Emergency Management and Policy (4)
  • Ehc 556 (Pad 556) – Homeland Security Intelligence (4)
  • Ehc 558 (Pad 558/Int 542) – Intelligence & US National Security Policymaking (4)
  • Ehc 559 (Pad 559) – Homeland Security: Building Preparedness Capabilities (4)
  • Ehc 571 (Pad 571) - Military Forces in Support of Civil Authorities (4)
  • Pad 583 (Pos 583) – Global Governance (4)
  • Pad 585 (Pos 585, Inf 585) – Information Technology and Homeland Security (4)
  • Pad 610 – Organizational Theory and Behavior (4)
  • Pad 624 – Simulating Dynamic Systems (3-4)
  • Pad 625 (Pos 626) Bargaining and Negotiation (4)
  • Pad 636 – Cultural Analysis of Organizations (4)
  • Pad 637 – Social and Organizational Networks in Public Policy, Management, and Service Delivery: Theory, Methods and Analysis (4)
  • Pad 705 – Research Methods II (4)
  • Pos 550 – Field Seminar in Comparative Political Systems (4)
  • Pos 566 – Ethnic Conflict (4)
  • Pos 567 - Contentious Politics: Theory and Research (4)
  • Pos 570 – Field Seminar in International Political Systems (4)
  • Pos 582 – Global Security (2)
  • Crj 504 – Applied Statistics I (3)
  • Ist 532 – Information Analysis Techniques and Technologies (3)

Cybersecurity Track

The following course is required of all students concentrating in the Cybersecurity track:

  • Ehc 545 (Pad 545) – Principles and Practices of Cybersecurity (4)

Students may then select three additional courses from the following list with the consent of their advisor:

  • Pad 504 – Data Models, and Decisions I (4)
  • Pad 505 (Pos 505) – Data, Models, and Decisions II (4)
  • Pad 517 (Pos 517) – Empirical Data Analysis (4)
  • Pad 518 (Pos 518) – Regression Analysis (4)
  • Ehc 546 (Pad 546) – Homeland Security Risk Analysis and Risk Management (4)
  • Ehc 549 (Pad 549) - Cyber Security: Long Term Planning and Risk Management (4)
  • Pad 550 – Foundations of Government Information Strategy and Management (4)
  • Ehc 553 (Pad 553) – Topics in Homeland Security and Terrorism (4)
  • Ehc 569 (Pad 569) - Cyber Threats and Intelligence (4)
  • Ehc 572 (Pad 572) - Disaster and Crisis Management in the Public, Private, and Nonprofit Sectors (4)
  • Pad 583 (Pos 583) – Global Governance (4)
  • Pad 585 (Pos 585, Inf 585) – Information Technology and Homeland Security (4)
  • Pad 624 – Simulating Dynamic Systems (3-4)
  • Pad 636 – Cultural Analysis of Organizations (4)
  • Pad 637 – Social and Organizational Networks in Public Policy, Management, and Service Delivery: Theory, Methods and Analysis (4)
  • Pad 705 – Research Methods II (4)
  • Pos 582 – Global Security (2)
  • Crj 504 – Applied Statistics I (3)
  • Ist 532 – Information Analysis Techniques and Technologies (3)
  • Itm 604 – Data Communications, Computer Networking and Computer Security or Itm 644 – Introduction to Information & Cyber Security (3)
  • Itm 640 – Information Security Risk Assessment (1-3)
  • Itm 641 – Security Policies (1-3)
  • Itm 642 – Computer Forensics (1-3)
  • Itm 643 – Incident Handling (1-3)
  • Itm 645 – Psychology & Information Security (3)
  • Itm 646 – Mathematical Models for Information Security (3)
  • Itm 647 – Security Implementation (3)
  • Itm 691 – Field Study in Information Technology Management (3)
  • Csi 516 – Computer Communication Networks (3)
  • Csi 524 – Information Security (3)
  • Csi 526 – Cryptography (3)
  • Csi 628 – Cryptographic Protocols (3)
  • For 610 – International Cyber Conflicts (3)
  • For 611 – Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) Forensics (3)
  • For 613 – Multimedia Forensics (3)
  • Inf 503 – Advanced Networking and Security (3)
  • Inf 504 – Advanced Systems and Security (3)
  • Inf 552 – Computer and Network Security (3)
  • Inf 553 – Information Security and Privacy (3)
  • Inf 554 – Human Aspects of Cyber-security (3)
  • Inf 555 – Prevention and Protection Strategies in Cyber-security (3)