Security and Resilience Studies, Graduate Certificate

Program Director
Daniel Aldrich, PhD,

Program Administrator
Rosy Trovato,

CSSH Graduate Programs General Regulations

The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Security and Resilience Studies is to prepare students to manage contemporary transnational risks by offering them an opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and policies for security and resilience of critical systems. This goal is achieved by:

  • Passing a core course in security and resilience policy that introduces students to a comprehensive approach to managing transnational risks
  • Passing recommended foundation courses for cyberspace policy, security administration, and counterterrorism specializations that provide a broad perspective on transnational threats and the means states use to address them
  • Learning how to work with others in groups and exercise leadership in teams by completing group assignments and projects

The certificate requires students to take three courses for a total of 12 semester hours. This program can be completed at Northeastern University’s Boston campus or online. 

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirement

POLS 7341Security and Resilience Policy4


Complete 8 semester hours from the following:8
Resilient Cities
International Security
Special Topics in Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required