The graduate certificate in National Security Studies looks at national and international security policies, security and intelligence analysis, globalization’s impact on national security, and national security institutions. Graduates of the certificate can be found across the national and international security community as civilian and military policymakers, action-officers, analysts, instructors, and consultants. This online certificate is intended for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of national security without committing to a degree program.

Certificate Objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Appraise classic and contemporary theories, strategies, doctrines, and procedures related to the causes, conduct, and termination of armed conflict and the maintenance of peace.
  • Compare the structures, functions, capabilities, and activities of national and international security community members.
  • Assess and predict traditional and non-traditional threats to national and international security.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

NSEC501Institutions of National Security3
NSEC503U.S. National Security3
NSEC504International Security3
NSEC610National Security and Globalization3
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Homeland Security and Defense
Interagency Operations
Terrorism: Assessing the Past to Forecast the Future
Joint Warfare Theory and Practice
Joint Warfare Planning and Implementation
Cyber Policy and Practice in National Security
Covert Action and National Security
National Security and Diplomacy
Total Semester Hours18