Post-master’s Certificate in Homeland Security

With today’s emphasis on Homeland Security and the fast pace of change for criminal justice practitioners and those in related fields, graduate level professionals strive to stay educated and informed on current trends. The Post-master’s Certificate provides the opportunity for practitioners who have earned a master’s degree in criminal justice or a related discipline to broaden their understanding of Homeland Security issues in an academic environment which emphasizes practical knowledge. Students must complete the four area specialization core courses and two electives. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to earn the certificate. Students may obtain a Graduate Certificate Request Form by downloading it from the Wilmington University Registrar’s website.

Area Specialization


MHS 7000 Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security

MHS 7001 Sociology of Terrorism

MHS 7002 Legal Aspects and Policy of Homeland Security

MHS 7003 Risk Assessment and Management


MAJ 6605 Supervision and Management

MAJ 6619 Forensic Behavior Analysis

MHS 7004 Crisis Leadership

Qualified candidates must hold a master’s degree in criminal justice or a related discipline from an accredited institution, apply to the Certificate Program and meet all admissions requirements for the Master of Science in Homeland Security Program and Master of Science in Administration of Justice Program as listed above. Applicants will have the option to petition for review of up to six credits of previous graduate work as it applies to this program.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.