The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Security and Resilience Studies is to prepare students to manage contemporary transnational risks by offering them an opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and policies for security and resilience of critical systems. This goal is achieved by:
- Passing a core course in security and resilience policy that introduces students to a comprehensive approach to managing transnational risks
- Passing recommended foundation courses for cyberspace policy, security administration, and counterterrorism specializations that provide a broad perspective on transnational threats and the means states use to address them
- Learning how to work with others in groups and exercise leadership in teams by completing group assignments and projects
Key features of the Graduate Certificate in Security and Resilience Studies include:
- The certificate’s unique multidisciplinary approach enables students to think critically about a broad range of emerging security and resilience issues in order to support communities, companies, and countries facing 21st-century transnational security challenges.
- Resilience has emerged as a strategic global imperative for the public and private sector as a means for more effectively managing threats and hazards to both the built and natural environments. As the first graduate certificate program of its kind, the unique focus on resilience allows students to support government agencies, international corporations, and nonprofit organizations in building efforts to address complex risks. Such training empowers students for multiple career opportunities in security and resilience fields, as well as new roles such as Chief Resilience Officer for cities or Enterprise Resilience Officer for corporations.
- The distinguished faculty includes leading international scholars whose security and resilience expertise is sought by the White House, the U.S. Congress, federal departments and agencies, international organizations, and major companies in shaping the world’s approach to emerging risks. Faculty directly support students’ professional development and post-graduation career opportunities by facilitating networking with respected security and resilience practitioners.
- The unique, cutting-edge curriculum is designed by faculty from Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities. The Security & Resilience Studies curriculum is created to include current state of the art research from political science, engineering; psychology and criminology; network, computer and information science; and management.
- Security & Resilience Studies students gain valuable experiences and networks through interactions with local, state, and federal officials; industry leaders; international researchers; and through group projects and case studies.
- Credits earned in the Certificate can also be counted towards the Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies after you finish the Certificate
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