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College of Health Sciences and Public Policy:
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security

This program is not currently accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.

With this certificate program, students can enhance their skills to provide leadership and effectively develop and implement emergency-response strategies. Students will learn to be prepared when critical incidents occur to implement policies that protect individual safety without compromising individual rights and freedoms.

Students must meet the master’s program admission requirements. Credit from courses taken for a certificate can be applied toward the Master of Public Administration or the MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Students must show progress and maintain performance in a manner identical to a degree program. Students track their progress in their program of study, similar to degree-seeking students. Students must receive a B or better in each course. Note: A grade of B– is not acceptable.

Certificate Requirements

  • 18 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (3 credits)
  • Core courses (15 credits)


Foundation Course (3 credits)

Certificate Courses (15 credits)

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course Credits
Quarter 1

MMPA 6116 - Foundations of Graduate Study

3 credits

MMPA 6830 - Current Issues in Homeland Security

5 credits
Quarter 2

MMPA 6831 - Critical Incident Leadership and Planning

5 credits

MMPA 6832 - Terrorism: Legislation and Policy

5 credits