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Certificate in Security and Resilience Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Security & Resilience Studies prepares students to manage contemporary transnational risks through gaining a systematic understanding of the principles and policies for enhancing the Security and Resilience of communities and critical systems. The certificate requires three courses for a total of 12 credits.

Students will meet these goals through the following certificate requirements:

Once you complete the Certificate, you may apply to transfer those credits into one of three Master’s programs: Master’s in Security and Resilience Studies, Master of Public Administration or a Master of Public Policy. All certificate credits may count toward these degrees.

Program Requirements

For more information on requirements for the SRS Certificate program see the Course Catalog.

Key Features

Admission Information

All currently enrolled Northeastern CSSH graduate students can opt to complete any graduate certificate while concurrently enrolled in a degree program. Masters and doctoral students seeking a graduate certificate must (1) apply and be admitted to the certificate program and (2) must complete the course requirements of the certificate prior to meeting coursework requirements for the primary degree program. Certificate coursework cannot extend beyond the point in time when degree requirements are met.

Stand-alone certificate programs do not meet compliance eligibility requirements for F-1 and J-1 visa classifications.

Career Outlook

The need to devise strategies to survive disruptive events, recover quickly, and rebuild stronger clearly applies not only to local and national governments and their agencies but also to private industry.

Resilience focuses on identifying risk, understanding the systems involved in that risk assessment, and the determination of how to mitigate it, as well as to bounce back and adapt after disruption. Opportunities for graduates with resilience knowledge and skills are sought within:

Recent graduates of the MS in Security and Resilience Studies degree have found employment in a wide variety of opportunities, including:

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