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Justice Studies Certificate Terrorism & Homeland Security

Make the Nation's Safety Your Mission & Your Career with a Terrorism & Homeland Security Certificate

If you're interested in emergency management planning or protecting against terrorist threats, consider earning a Terrorism and Homeland Security Certificate from Southern New Hampshire University. You'll receive the training you need to hold posts in some of the most valued anti-terrorism organizations in the world.

Whether you're pursuing an entry-level position or looking to increase your knowledge, if you're currently working in the field this certificate can get you where you want to go. It's available to those not enrolled in our AS or BS in Justice Studies, non-matriculated students, part-time students and other students as approved by the Department Chair.

See Yourself Succeed in Terrorism & Homeland Security

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your terrorism and homeland security certificate at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. It’s our mission to make higher education more accessible. That’s why, SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire. 
  • Accomplished faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and bring their professional experience directly to you in the classroom.
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.

Internships & Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of emergency management directors will grow by 8%, as fast as the average for all other occupations through 2026.* The proliferation of criminal activity on the internet, such as identity theft, spamming, email harassment and illegal downloading of copyrighted materials, also will increase the demand for private investigators.

Graduates of the Justice Studies certificate programs often go on to complete their AS or BS in Justice Studies online or their BA in Justice Studies online. Those already in the workforce are better prepared for career advancement in business security, policing and law enforcement, federal service agencies, terrorism prevention, the courts, corrections, dispute resolution, victim advocacy, the military and more.


Through a carefully selected program of study, students have the opportunity to discover a broad scope of the American justice system. Start with a series of introductory survey classes, then select a direction that appeals to you: security, industrial and retail security, or international criminal justice.

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Campus Undergraduate Tuition

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at (viewed online March 25, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.