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Certificate in Homeland Security and Defense

Michael Suttmoeller, Graduate Director
Strong Hall, Room 227; Phone 417-836-3139

Program description

The certificate in Homeland Security and Defense provides a 12 hour graduate-level experience for people working or desiring to work in the field of homeland security and defense. This program provides leadership education and critical thinking skills for dealing with threats faced in the global war on terror.

The curriculum is structured around key policy and organizational problems involving homeland security. Each course prepares students to master core issues, principles, and problem-solving approaches that can be applied to specific challenges confronting their jurisdictions or sponsoring organizations.

Admission criteria

To be considered for the program, a student must have a 2.75 grade point average and be admitted to the certificate program.  Students who do not meet this criterion, but demonstrate potential for success through career experience, may be admitted at the discretion of the Certificate Advisor and with the approval of the Dean of the Graduate College. Admission to this certificate program does not constitute admission to any other Missouri State University graduate program.

Required courses - 12 hours

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
CRM 740 Foundations of Homeland Defense and Security 3 hrs
CRM 745 Topics in Homeland Defense and Security 3 hrs
PLS 717 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security 3 hrs
PLS 719 Strategic Planning and Organizational Imperatives in Homeland Security 3 hrs