The graduate Certificate in Homeland Security (CHLS) is designed for students from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. It combines a broad understanding of homeland security issues and strategies at the national level with an in-depth analysis of key security issues affecting federal, state, and local government, as well as the private and nonprofit sectors.
Online courses offer a flexible and interactive format over a traditional fifteen-week semester in fall and spring (ten-week semester in summer) typically requiring online discussion several times a week. All online courses fall under 700 section numbers.
On-campus courses at College Station are offered during a traditional fifteen-week semester, typically meeting once a week for three hours. Note: On-campus courses often fill up quickly since priority goes to Bush School degree-seeking master’s students.
To receive a graduate Certificate in Homeland Security (CHLS), a student must complete 15 credit hours of CHLS courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. One core curriculum course is required: INTA 656/PSAA 656 Fundamentals of Homeland Security. Students have the option of selecting an emphasis area (see below). Those who do not select an emphasis area may tailor their own certificate and choose four electives from a variety of options.
Note: Students may take one approved Certificate in Advanced International Affairs (CAIA) course to count toward their CHLS. If the CAIA course you wish to take is not listed below, please consult with an advisor for approval prior to registering for the course.
CHLS students have the option of choosing an area of emphasis. Though selecting an emphasis area is not required, doing so may prove beneficial for future employment since the emphasis will be noted on The Bush School certificate upon successful completion of the CHLS program.
Students who choose an emphasis are required to take the core course and four emphasis-specific courses listed under the area they have chosen.
Students may obtain multiple emphasis areas by completing six additional hours of electives (two courses) while maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better.Emphasis Options
Please note that each course is not offered every semester, which may affect completion time for an optional emphasis.Core Course
Contact an enrollment advisor for upcoming semester course offerings: email@example.com or 1-866-988-2874.
Students admitted to the Bush School Certificate in Nonprofit Management program are eligible to receive federal financial aid for the two core/required courses and two elective courses.
Students may take additional courses for their certificate (or for multiple emphasis areas). However, additional courses are not financial aid eligible.
New students complete the Apply Texas Application and fill in all fields, including work history.
Apply Texas Application: https://www.applytexas.org/
Current Texas A&M University Students (U4, U5 or Graduate Classification) concurrently enrolled in a degree-seeking program while pursuing the certificate must complete the Certificate Program Application. Do NOT complete the Apply Texas application.
Certificate Program Application
Applicant must include a statement of approximately 500 words indicating personal interest in some area of homeland security and how s/he might use an enhanced knowledge of this subject. Applicant must also include any courses taken that dealt with homeland security.
Applicant should include a description professional experiences in any of these areas: emergency management, military, national security, crisis preparedness, cyber security etc.
Personal statements can be submitted via fax or e-mail to the Office of Extended Education:
Resumes can be submitted via fax or e-mail to the Office of Extended Education.
Official transcripts from all four-year colleges/universities attended for
undergraduate course work must be sent directly from the issuing university to
the Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas A&M University:
Graduate Admissions Processing, Office of Admissions and Records
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
Official transcripts for graduate course work and/or from junior colleges are not needed.
Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts. Texas A&M will accept transcripts sent electronically through PARCHMENT, SPEEDE, eScrip-SAFE or National Clearing House to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted.
GRE Scores are required only if the bachelor's GPA is below 3.0 in the final 60 hours of course work. GMAT is also accepted.
International Applicants are required to provide proof of English proficiency before materials can be reviewed. Acceptable forms of proof can be found athttps://admissions.tamu.edu/other/nondegreeseeking.
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