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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Liberty University can offer you an exciting opportunity to advance your career in the critical area of homeland security through our 100% online Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security. This online certificate is specifically designed to train criminal justice professionals for leadership roles in the administration and management of homeland security organizations and the execution of homeland security responsibilities at all levels of government.

Liberty University’s professors are seasoned professionals who understand critical issues in criminal justice. This homeland security advanced certificate can prepare you to serve as a valuable asset, armed with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in being a protector of America’s security and future. If you do choose to pursue your graduate degree, then this Advanced Certificate can help you seamlessly transition into your master’s studies.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As a pioneer of distance learning since 1985, we’ve used our experience to design an online delivery format that meets your needs as a student and professional. Available 100% online with no set login times, our Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security allows you to remain active in your job, family, and community while you pursue your education. With 8-week courses and 8 different start dates throughout the year, our advanced homeland security certificate program helps you maximize your time and advance in your career faster.

Whether you are currently in leadership or are preparing for a similar role, our online Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security provides a convenient way to gain the skills and knowledge you need to successfully fill leadership roles in homeland security organizations. Another convenient part of this certificate is that you can start a graduate degree in criminal justice and have the credits from your homeland security advanced certificate seamlessly transfer into your degree.

Our online Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security develops leaders in the homeland security field with a Christian worldview who can serve with diligence and integrity. Our courses can provide an overview of key principles, components, and concepts of homeland security in the United States. You can also learn about the core policy, procedures, and legislation that has gone into the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

In order to better equip you in the execution of homeland security directives, you will also learn about some of the various legal issues that may come up in the execution of your duties. How to evaluate some of the challenges to civil liberties is another topic you will study. Additionally, this certificate program will introduce you to some of the systems that have been put in place to respond to terrorist activities and disasters that may threaten the United States.

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Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.