In today's volatile world, the work of those involved in security and intelligence has never been more challenging and critical. Fairleigh Dickinson has responded by developing several undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs to help address the educational needs of those working in the government and military, as well as the public and non-profit sectors.
Building on a long history of expertise in the area of global security and terrorism studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University, in cooperation with the National Guard Bureau, launched the online Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree during the 2003-04 academic year. The MAS curriculum enables students to attain expertise and professional recognition prior to achieving the full master's degree by earning graduate certificates in specific areas of homeland security. The National Guard Bureau has approved three of these certificates:
- Global Security & Terrorism Studies
- Emergency Management Administration
- Computer Security & Forensic Administration
Graduate certificates in related areas of study that can also be completed online include:
- Global Leadership and Administration
- Global Health & Human Services Administration
- Law and Public Safety Administration
- Human Resources Administration
- School Security & Safety Administration
Each graduate certificate comprises four 3-credit courses (12 credits per certificate). All credits earned apply directly toward the Master in Administrative Science degree.
In 2005-06, Fairleigh Dickinson University extended its partnership with the National Guard Bureau to create an undergraduate certificate in Transit Safety & Security.
Additional undergraduate certificates available online are:
- Disaster & Emergency Management (currently under development with the National Guard)
- Security & Terrorism Studies
All undergraduate certificates are 18 credits (6 courses) and apply directly to the BA in Individualized Studies degree.
The above degree and certificate programs, taught by security and emergency management professionals, provide the most up-to-date technical and theoretical training available. They are directly relevant to professionals working in security related areas, who will be able to transfer immediately the lessons learned in the classroom to their work environment.
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