Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Overview **This program is not currently accepting new students. Please check back for updates.** Drexel's accredited online Homeland Security Certificate introduces students to the various aspects of Homeland Security. The program examines the evolution of Homeland Security as a concept, a legal framework and the redirection of national policies to align with various threats. Graduates will understand the complexities of today's security environment and be prepared to use that knowledge in a variety of security related fields.Students may use this certificate as an individual pursuit or as a gateway to the full MS in National Security Management. Program FeaturesA flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal scheduleStudents are admitted from varied backgrounds in both the public and private sector with responsibility of protecting national security Skills learned in class can be applied directly to the workplaceA highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmatesState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses HSM 544Introduction to Homeland Security3.0CST 604Technology for Homeland Security3.0HSM 549Terrorism and Homeland Security3.0Total Credits9.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution A GPA of 3.0 or higher in a completed degree program, bachelors or above Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended Two letters of recommendationPersonal Essay ResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1192 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 Apply today for the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.