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Security Management and Homeland Security, Graduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

This need is not expected to be short term. Concerns with threats to property and persons in our country will continue to grow in the years ahead. Trends clearly demonstrate increased demand in all aspects of investigative services, perimeter safeguards, surveillance systems, risk management, and armored car services.

Learning outcomes

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is pleased to announce a new Certificate Program in Security Management and Homeland Security, offered by the Criminal Justice Department in conjunction with Continuing Studies and Corporate Education.

This part-time certificate program is designed for personnel working in the areas of public safety, security management, and law enforcement; executives in corporations responsible for overseeing in-house security programs; and information technology professionals. Criminal justice students interested in enhancing their future career prospects may also benefit from this program by broadening their studies to encompass security within private industry.

The Certificate Program in Security Management and Homeland Security was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

All courses can be applied toward UMass Lowell's part-time Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Accreditation

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an accredited member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation indicates that the University is recognized and approved by regional and national associations concerned with the quality of higher education, and it assures that study undertaken here has transfer value to other accredited institutions of higher education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International applicants are advised to start the application process no fewer than 12 months in advance of the expected date of enrollment.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Emergency Management
  • Security Management
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • Criminal Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Apply to an undergraduate certificate program using the Online Application Form or by printing and completing the Undergraduate Certificate Application Form in .pdf file format.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33004 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33004 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15078 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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