Homeland Security and Emergency Management
The nation's growing homeland security issues have created the need for professionals trained in emergency management.
The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate designed for people who work or will work in all levels of government, or with government contractors, private firms, and nongovernmental organizations.
The program is flexible enough to be adapted to the needs of pre-career and in-service individuals. Graduate students in other disciplines can use the program to supplement their primary fields with coursework in homeland security and emergency management, possibly using the certificate courses as part of a graduate degree minor. Career employees of public and private-sector agencies seeking courses in homeland security and emergency management, especially those changing from professional or technical roles to managerial roles, should find the certificate program beneficial.
Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management prepares you for such careers as:
- Emergency management specialist
- Emergency preparedness coordinator
- Hazard mitigation officer
- Public safety director
- Transportation security officer
- Security screener
- Emergency communications officer
- US Customs and Border Protection officer
- Intelligence analyst
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, you must complete 15 credit hours of graduate coursework from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Emergency management core courses (9 credit hours)
- O'Neill elective courses (6 credit hours)