Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security: Law & Policy


Gain expertise in homeland security.

Supplement your education with an additional level of expertise in homeland security and cyber law.
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Program Overview

Students interested in supplementing their education with an additional level of expertise in homeland security and cyber law can earn the online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security: Law & Policy.

The 12-credit hour certificate provides a foundation in the international and domestic aspects of homeland security law, with elective options in biosecurity, cyber law and other topics. Students who complete the certificate will be able to apply what they learn to a variety of professional settings.


Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Program Information

Learn more about the curriculum, admission requirements, and cost and aid specifics of the online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security: Law & Policy Program using the tabs below.

Request a program guide for the online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security: Law & Policy Program from the KU Edwards Campus.

Certificate Curriculum

The 12-credit hour, online certificate curriculum includes courses from the law school's M.S. in Homeland Security: Law & Policy program. Students pursuing the graduate certificate are required to complete two of the three core courses required for the M.S. degree. Those core courses, coupled with two elective courses, offer a broad approach to homeland security law and the opportunity to study an area of special interest.

The certificate will require 12 credit hours for completion: 6 required credit hours (two courses) and 6 elective credit hours (two courses).

 

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Curriculum
CourseCredit hours
Core courses
LAW 815 International Aspects of Homeland Security Law3
LAW 816 Domestic Aspects of Homeland Security Law3
Required core course hours:6
 
Elective courses
EVRN 720 Topics in Environmental Studies: Biosecurity in the 21st Century3
JOUR 840 Seminar In: Crisis Communication3
PUAD 862 Emergency Management in the United States: Theory and Practice3
LAW 849 Cybercrimes3
LAW 924 Independent Research1-2
LAW 994 Special Topics: Terrorism Finance3
LAW 994 Special Topics: Cyber Law and Policy3
Students must complete two elective courses:6
 
Total credit hours required:12

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the University of Kansas:

    • Completed KU Graduate Application, available at graduate.ku.edu
    • Statement of personal and professional goals
    • Resume, curriculum vitae or Officer Record Brief
    • Official transcripts
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Proof of English proficiency
  2. A B.A. or B.S. from an accredited U.S. college or university or equivalent degree from a foreign institution and relevant professional experience or achievement.
  3. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above; students with a GPA between 3.0 and 2.0 may be provisionally admitted given relevant professional experience and achievement.
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Tuition & Financial Assistance

$670 per credit hour

Military and civilian financial assistance is likely available, which may include grants, scholarships, loans and other aid. Contact us for help determining which assistance is available and what your best option may be.

Learn more about tuition and fees on the KU Edwards Campus tuition and fees webpage.

Certificate Curriculum

The 12-credit hour, online certificate curriculum includes courses from the law school's M.S. in Homeland Security: Law & Policy program. Students pursuing the graduate certificate are required to complete two of the three core courses required for the M.S. degree. Those core courses, coupled with two elective courses, offer a broad approach to homeland security law and the opportunity to study an area of special interest.

The certificate will require 12 credit hours for completion: 6 required credit hours (two courses) and 6 elective credit hours (two courses).

 

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Curriculum
CourseCredit hours
Core courses
LAW 815 International Aspects of Homeland Security Law3
LAW 816 Domestic Aspects of Homeland Security Law3
Required core course hours:6
 
Elective courses
EVRN 720 Topics in Environmental Studies: Biosecurity in the 21st Century3
JOUR 840 Seminar In: Crisis Communication3
PUAD 862 Emergency Management in the United States: Theory and Practice3
LAW 849 Cybercrimes3
LAW 924 Independent Research1-2
LAW 994 Special Topics: Terrorism Finance3
LAW 994 Special Topics: Cyber Law and Policy3
Students must complete two elective courses:6
 
Total credit hours required:12

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the University of Kansas:

    • Completed KU Graduate Application, available at graduate.ku.edu
    • Statement of personal and professional goals
    • Resume, curriculum vitae or Officer Record Brief
    • Official transcripts
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Proof of English proficiency
  2. A B.A. or B.S. from an accredited U.S. college or university or equivalent degree from a foreign institution and relevant professional experience or achievement.
  3. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above; students with a GPA between 3.0 and 2.0 may be provisionally admitted given relevant professional experience and achievement.
Apply for the program

Tuition & Financial Assistance

$670 per credit hour

Military and civilian financial assistance is likely available, which may include grants, scholarships, loans and other aid. Contact us for help determining which assistance is available and what your best option may be.

Learn more about tuition and fees on the KU Edwards Campus tuition and fees webpage.

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HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM CONTACT

Paul Cope
Director, Master of Science in Homeland Security: Law and Policy Program

509 Green Hall
paul.cope@ku.edu
785-864-2348

Online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security

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