Academic Catalog


Certificate Homeland Security Certificate

The ODU School of Continuing Education and Professional Development, in concert with the ODU Graduate School, offers a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security.  Designed to familiarize individuals with today’s and tomorrow’s homeland security challenges, the certificate program provides a multi-disciplinary, educational foundation in a broad range of homeland security issues and fosters an environment for information interchange, cooperation, and collaboration across governmental, business, non-profit, academic, and military organizations. 

The Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Program is designed to provide knowledge useful in the development and improvement of organizational processes related to avoiding, preparing for, managing and recovering from major security-related problems. The certificate allows students to draw courses from several colleges of the University to tailor a program particularly suited for their needs. 

Designed for career professionals in many aspects of public service including law enforcement, port operations and emergency management, this certificate will serve those who wish to pursue a homeland security option as part of their professional development or as a step towards a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.  

The Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security will be offered in face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats.