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Graduate Certificate in Law Enforcement and Security

Program at a Glance


Law Enforcement and Security


Online, Hybrid

Total Units


Fall ’24 Final Application Deadline

August 11

Program Overview

The graduate certificate in Law Enforcement and Security is designed for law enforcement, public safety and private security professionals, probation and correctional officers, military police and first responders and front liners who seek to gain advanced knowledge, critical thinking skills, and operational and managerial skills in order to lead and serve diverse, inclusive, equitable, and resilient communities.

Practitioners will benefit from the core PAD courses in leadership, organizational development, law budgeting, and research. The specialization courses in law enforcement, public safety, race and justice, emergencies and pandemics, use of force, community engagement, and security address issues and cases facing federal, state, municipal, nonprofit, and private agencies.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign (outside the US) institution, and provide official transcripts.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must meet the English Language Proficiency Admission Requirements.
  • Certificate students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • To apply for certificate programs, students should submit an admission application and fee.
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