Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice, in collaboration with colleges across campus, has created a three-course online certificate program that allows working professionals and graduate students to add a focus in homeland security to their career or academic plans.
This innovative and challenging program from one of the nation’s top schools of criminal justice is meant for practitioners and others interested in updating their skills.
Please see below for more information.
To obtain the certificate, students must successfully complete the following coursework:
Application for Online Certificate
Once students enroll in their third class, they will need to fill out an application for the certificate. After enrollment and passing grades are confirmed, the certificate will be mailed to the address provided.
Description of Courses
CJ 803 – Foundations in Homeland Security
Definition of terrorism and terrorist groups. Fundamental principles of emergency management and homeland security. Historical perspectives and modern threats. Public health and environmental protections. Private sector role and impacts. Security vs. civil liberties. Science, technology, and research issues.
CJ 809 – Issues in Criminal Justice
Special issues in criminal justice research and management.
CJ 838 – Terrorism
Origins, history, and mutable definitions of terrorism. Ideologies, organizational features, and state responses. Influential contemporary and historical terrorist movements. Force multipliers and media.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are not enrolled in a degree-granting program at Michigan State University, you will need to enroll as a Lifelong Education student. You will find information about Lifelong Education at reg.msu.edu under the Enrollment & Registration tab.
Lifelong Education students will need assistance enrolling, and can contact Melissa Christle at 517-353-7133 or email@example.com for help.