Offered 100% online, the Certificate in Homeland Security (CHLS) is an outstanding addition to the resume of anyone interested in a career related to homeland security; public safety including emergency management, law enforcement, or cyber security; public service in federal, state, or local government; or the public sector. Courses are taught by nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty members, often times accompanied with a student presence of full time working professionals who bring unique experiences and expertise to the class room.
Student Highlight from Bill Campbell
"The Certificate in Homeland Security (CHLS) program at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service was exactly what I needed to augment my existing master’s degree. In the private sector, we are challenged to provide state-of-the-art technology solutions to critical infrastructure providers and first responders. The CHLS program helped me gain key global insight into the broad spectrum of challenges our customers face. I’ve been able to now view the market we serve differently, and more proactively, to ensure we’re not only serving our customers well, but also helping improve the overall security of our homeland.
Technology is ever-increasing, and if deployed across the critical infrastructure sectors intelligently, then all our nation’s citizens benefit. Therefore, it is imperative to continue to educate ourselves on all homeland security challenges. Achieving a level of understanding of these challenges is not just a good idea, but essential.”
The majority of certificate students are full time professionals seeking a stand-alone credential for career advancement, with the added bonus of graduate credit hours that may transfer as credit toward a graduate degree. Other certificate students are full time, degree-seeking Texas A&M resident students adding a special notation of certificate completion to their transcripts.
Tuition and fees vary each year according to state residency, term of study, and other factors. Distance education differential tuition applies to all online courses. For the most recent cost estimate, please contact the Bush School Online Advising center at 1-866-988-2874 or email@example.com.
To learn about the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security, view this program’s gainful employment disclosures.
Students may apply and be eligible for financial aid and scholarships. Veteran’s benefits accepted!
The Certificate in Homeland Security requires completion of 15 graduate credit hours and is offered 100% online. One course is required along with four electives from a variety of course offerings (see overview below). Need more information? Email an Enrollment Advisor or call 1-866-988-BUSH (2874).
Check out the types of career paths and/or advancement opportunities pursued by certificate awardees.
|Career||Occupational Code from O*net Code|
|Business Continuity Planner||13-1199.04|
|Command and Control Center Specialists||55-3015.00|
|Criminal Investigators and Special Agents||33-3021.03|
|Computer Security Specialists||15-1071.01|
|Emergency Management Specialists||13-1061.00|
|General and Operations Managers||11-1021.00|
|Immigration and Customs Inspectors||33-3021.05|
|Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders/Managers, All Other||55-1019.00|
|Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers||43-5031.00|
|Police Patrol Officers||33-3051.01|
|Regulatory Affairs Manager||11-9199.01|
|Security Management Specialists||13-1199.02|
|Transportation Security Officers||33-9099.01|
Complete your Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security in 24 months or less. Financial aid is available!