The Graduate Certificate in Port Security is ideal for Homeland Security professionals and industry leaders who wish to examine U.S. and international policy, laws, and regulations for maritime and aviation security.
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The Graduate Certificate in Port Security examines U.S. and international policy, laws, and regulations for maritime and aviation security in light of current security challenges, terrorism and transnational criminal threats, and the potential U.S. and global impact of maritime and aviation security failures. Emergency response and recovery mechanisms and implementation as well as organizations and associations critical to modern U.S. maritime and aviation port security infrastructure protection will be exercised and evaluated.
The certificate provides leaders an opportunity to evaluate maritime and aviation security risks, threats, and measures to mitigate within applicable U.S. and international policy, assess and implement response and planning mechanisms for maritime transportation system security and aviation and airport security requirements, and conduct real-world actionable planning and strategy development for maritime and aviation security response and crisis management, among other essential skills for senior leaders.
This certificate is ideal for Homeland Security professionals and industry leaders responsible for maritime and aviation port security, incident management and response, and the planning and execution of maritime and aviation operations within today’s security challenges.
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Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language
Graduate Certificate in Port Security General Requirements
HLS 6100 - Maritime Port Security 1
HLS 6110 - Maritime Port Security 2
HLS 6120 - Aviation Security 1
HLS 6130 - Aviation Security 2
HLS 6140 - Port Security Capstone
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