Graduate Certificate in Critical Infrastructure Protection

The online Graduate Certificate in Critical Infrastructure Protection is an 18-hour program catering to working professionals currently in law enforcement, public safety, private security, and other fields related to emergency management and homeland security. The certificate provides an opportunity for students to advance professional growth and career development while maintaining their occupational responsibilities. The certificate is structured to allow students to complete the program in one calendar year, enrolling in two courses per semester.

For greater convenience and ease of access, the program is housed at Sam Houston State University--the Woodlands Center, and students can choose from face-to-face and online options.  All courses will be offered online as well as face-to-face if minimum enrollment requirements are met.

Completion of the Graduate Certificate involves approximately half the coursework necessary for an MS in Homeland Security Studies. Students completing the certificate have the option of continuing their studies to obtain the Master's degree.

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. All official transcripts from colleges or universities attended
  4. An acceptable undergraduate GPA (Note: A prima facie acceptable GPA is a 3.0 for the final 60 baccalaureate credits)
  5. Current Resume
  6. Evidence of three years of employment as a professional in a field involving emergency management (e.g., law enforcement, public safety, private security) criminal justice professional
  7. Applicant Questionnaire
  8. Topical Essay
Graduate Certificate in Critical Infrastructure Management
Specified Courses
SCST 5338Security and Management3
SCST 5339Foundations of Homeland Secur.3
SCST 5344Unconventional Threats3
SCST 5348Critical Infrastructure Protection3
SCST 6362Critical Infrastructure Risk Management3
SCST 6364Cybersecurity3
Total Hours18