Stand-Alone Henley-Putnam Certificates

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Admission Requirements

See Admissions Section

Program Requirements

The university offers the credit bearing certificate programs described below. The university requires an official high school transcript or official transcript from highest degree prior to starting classes.

Mid-Level and Advanced Certificates

Mid-level certificate applicants are required to have successfully completed the entry-level certificate program and have completed a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

  • Advanced Certificate in Physical Security and Risk Assessment
  • Mid-Level Certificate in Counterterrorism
  • Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • Mid-Level Certificate in Executive Protection
  • Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Advanced Certificate in Incident and Consequence Management*
  • Mid-Level Certificate in Intelligence Analysis
  • Advanced Certificate in Intelligence Collection and Analysis
  • Advanced Certificate in Security Management

*These stand-alone certificates are not eligible for Title IV funding when taken outside of a full degree program.

Senior-Level Certificates

Senior-level certificate applicants will have successfully completed the entry-level and mid-level certificate programs and have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. If the applicant has not taken the mid-level certificate, but has a bachelor's degree, they must demonstrate at least one year of related experience in a specific area of relevant security and intelligence studies, among related disciplines.

  • Senior-Level Certificate in Counterterrorism
  • Senior-Level Certificate in Executive Protection
  • Senior-Level Certificate in Intelligence Analysis
  • Certificate in Strategic Security Management
  • Certificate in Intelligence and Terrorism Profiling

  • Certificate in Strategic Intelligence

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of all certificate courses.

A minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 scale in 500-and 600-level courses completed from the university. Payment of all financial obligations to the school.

Program Length 500- and 600-Level Courses

Students taking two courses at a time are considered to be full-time. The average completion rate is one year. Students have a maximum of two years to complete each certificate program.

Certificate Awarded

At the completion of all of the certificate courses a certificate of completion will be awarded to the student. Students may also request a transcript of their work.

Intelligence Management

Strategic Security and Protection Management

Terrorism and Counterterrorism