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MAIA Graduate Certificate in Security Management

The Certificate in Security Management is designed to prepare administrators of public and private organizations to meet multidimensional security challenges in the post-9/11 world. From threats posed by violent human actions to natural disasters and data security, management in times of acute crisis demands a unique array of insights and skills. The certificate program is grounded in an academic, theoretical, understanding of security problems and emergency management strategies. It also emphasizes the development of the practitioner’s arts within the strategic, tactical and operational realms of security administration.   

This certificate address issues related to the management of security for public and private organizations. It concentrates attention on the intellectual and operational challenges associated with the task of protecting people and property within a changing landscape of threat from human and natural sources. At the epistemic center of the program of study will be a complex understanding of security, requiring mastery of vocabularies across academic disciplines and conjoining insights of a technical and theoretical nature in a fashion that allows security managers to be effective and sensitive to the varied contexts shaping their decisions. Interdisciplinary academic study in the complex field of security administration is essential as a point of both entry and advancement in this growing profession. 

Students may complete a stand-alone Certificate in Security Management for 15 graduate credits, or they may complete a Concentration in Security Management as part of the MAIA program.  

To be admitted to the Certificate in Security Management, students must complete the same admission requirements for the MAIA program.

Certificate in Security Management
IGS 613 Global Cultures: Religion, Communication, and Security 3
IGS 644 Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability 3
IGS 645 Human Security 3
IGS 646 Civil Security Management 3
IGS 647 Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance 3
Total Credit Hours: 15