Certificate in Security, Safety, and Risk Management

The Certificate in Security, Safety, and Risk Management is intended for professionals who want to acquire cutting-edge security strategies and leadership techniques to successfully manage public safety or public or private sector emergency preparedness programs. Students can customize their course of study, with choices among courses addressing public safety, homeland security policy, crisis management, information systems security and cybercrime, and more.

Several certificate programs are offered in public administration. These programs provide students with a post-baccalaureate knowledge of an area of specialization in public administration. Students in these programs register as certificate students. Certificate programs require a set of four courses. Students who are admitted to a master’s degree program may apply coursework previously taken in a certificate program toward the requirements for the master’s degree.

This certificate is designed for professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills in security, safety, and risk management but do not currently have the time to pursue a Master of Public Administration degree.


Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
Administration Law3
Strategy and Structure: Homeland Security3
Crisis Management and Homeland Security3
Information Systems Security and Cyber Crime3
Local Government Management3
Alternative Dispute Resolution3
Performance Measurement in Nonprofit and Public Management3
Public Safety Administration3
Public Management Strategies for the 21st Century3
Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Public Service3
Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity3
Total Credit Hours12