Arctic Security Graduate Certificate

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Student must have a completed baccalaureate degree.
  • If the degree is in a non-security or arctic related field and has a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, they will be required to start with one 400-level course, which is an elective option for the degree. 
  • Students that have already obtained a graduate degree will not be required to complete an entrance exam or complete a 400-level course first. 
  • Students with a baccalaureate degree in a related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements.
  • If the student has a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field of study, they will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam.
  • If a student has a cumulative GPA below 2.75, they will be required to submit results from either the GRE or GMAT. 

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Minimum Requirements for Arctic Security Graduate Certificate: 12 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements.
Arctic Security Program Requirements
Complete the following:
HSEM F607Vulnerability and Protection3
HSEM F621Circumpolar Competition-Arctic Diplomacy and Defense3
HSEM F622Arctic Strategies and Operations3
Complete one of the following:3
Comparative Homeland Security
Homeland Defense and Security
Human Security
Security and Disaster Management Seminar
International Relations of the North
Total Credits12

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Road Maps

Road Maps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.

Some courses and milestones must be completed in the semester listed to ensure timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the road map.

This road map should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
HSEM F621 Circumpolar Competition-Arctic Diplomacy and Defense 3
HSEM F622 Arctic Strategies and Operations 3
HSEM F607 Vulnerability and Protection 3
HSEM F406/F408/F609/F692/ACNS F652 Comparative Homeland Security 3
 Total Credits12