Online Security Management Certificate
Meet the growing threats facing our country and the increased demand for personnel knowledgeable in security management with UMass Lowell's six-course Certificate in Security Management and Homeland Security. The online security management certificate provides in-depth study on national security issues such as emergency response, prevention and deterrence, counterterrorism and computer and network security.
Offered by the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, this certificate is perfect for personnel working in public safety, law enforcement, executives in corporations responsible for overseeing in-house security programs and information technology professionals. Criminal justice students interested in enhancing their career prospects may also benefit by broadening their studies to encompass security within the private industry.
Earn your certificate entirely online or as a combination of online and on-campus courses. All courses can be applied to UMass Lowell's Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.
One Success Leads to Another
Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:
- Required Courses: 4
- Electives: 2
Required Courses (4 / 12cr)
- CRIM.1150 Introduction to Homeland Security - Available Summer 2023!
- CRIM.2130 Emergency Management
- CRIM.3120 Security Management - Available Summer 2023!
- INFO.3850 Introduction to Information Security
Electives (Choose 2 / 6cr)
- CRIM.3490 Intelligence & National Security
- CRIM.2340 Criminal Law
- CRIM.2480 Terrorism (international and domestic)
- CRIM.3260 Hate Crime - Available Summer 2023!
- CRIM.3420 Criminal Profiling - Available Summer 2023!
- CRIM.3430 Forensic Psychology - Available Summer 2023!
- CRIM.3480 Advanced Seminar on Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism
- CRIM.3800 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
CRIM majors only
44.221 and CJ majors pre-req
INFO.1600 and INFO.2020, or equivalent
Undergraduate Certificate Requirements
Students enrolled in UMass Lowell certificate programs must complete all courses and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better to earn the certificate. All certificate courses must be completed within a five-year period.
Students who successfully complete the certificate program should submit a Certificate Petition Form to have their certificate mailed to them.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition at UMass Lowell is typically half the cost of private colleges, and our online tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Tuition for online programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same whether you live in-state, out-of-state or outside of the U.S.
Summer 2023 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit||Cost Per 3-Credit Course*|
|On Campus Lowell||$340||$1,020|
|On Campus Haverhill||$300||$900|
|Term Registration Fee||$30|
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
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Applying into an Undergraduate Certificate Program
Apply to an undergraduate certificate program using the Online Application Form or by printing and completing the Undergraduate Certificate Application Form in .pdf file format. Applicants will be required to have either their official high school transcript, HiSET®, GED® or their most recent college transcript if applicable, sent to Graduate, Online & Professional Studies at the address below. Applications, transcripts, and other correspondence should be sent to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
839 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01854
Undergraduate certificate applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no fee to apply. You will be notified upon acceptance.
Questions Regarding Your Undergraduate Application?
Email OCE_Admissions@uml.edu or call 978-934-2474.
For General Assistance:
Call the Advising Center at 978-934-2474 or 800-480-3190. Our academic advisors are here to help!