With growing opportunities to employ research and analysis in public safety efforts, the USC Price graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Public Policy is a rigorous program for those who are interested or already working in the field. The certificate develops risk analysis skills and provides students the knowledge needed to understand the issues surrounding the increasingly important issues of homeland security and public policy.
The Certificate in Homeland Security and Public Policy requires 15-16 units of graduate course work, depending on selected courses.
Required Core Courses (8 units)
PPD 683 — Homeland Security and Public Policy (4)
PPD 587 or ISE 587 Risk Analysis (4)
Choose two of the following (7-8 units)
PPD 503 — Economics for Public Policy (4)
PPDE 670 — American Contemporary Homegrown Violent Extremism (4)
PPDE 672 — an Exploration of the Intelligence Community – From Policy to Cyber Espionage (4)
PPD 557 — Modeling and Operations Research (4) or
ISE 562 — Decision Analysis (3)
Current USC Graduate Students — Applicants for the Certificate in Homeland Security and Public Policy who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at USC (and are in good standing with a 3.0 or higher GPA) need only to submit the appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from Suzanne Alexander, Program Administrator, Graduate Programs in Public Policy, at [email protected].
Prospective Applicants — Applicants who have not matriculated at USC must make a formal application at the USC Graduate Admission website.
Applicants must submit the following items:
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
650 Child’s Way – RGL 111
Los Angeles, CA 90089
July 1 – Fall Semester
November 1 – Spring Semester
April 1 – Summer Semester
Please contact the USC Price Office of Admissions at [email protected] for more information.