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NSU will offer certificate in global security, intelligence
Feb 13, 2014 | 279 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Northwestern State University has received approval for a Post Master’s Certificate in Global Security and Intelligence from the Louisiana Board of Regents. The 18-hour credit program is scheduled to start this fall and will build upon the existing master’s in homeland security and the work experience of the student, according to Joe Morris, head of the Department of Criminal Justice, History and Social Science.

 Morris said the program will be the first of its kind in Louisiana and is designed to provide an analysis and understanding of the emerging challenges of globalization and the new world order, transnational security issues that present global implications and informed theories regarding the causes and control of international and domestic terrorism. Students in the program will receive instruction on current trends in terrorism, organizational leadership, philosophy of ethics, industrial-organizational psychology, multi agency policy and governance, research methods and related topics, according to Morris.

 “There is a growing need for better educated administrators and managers at the local, state and federal level,” said Morris. “Global terrorism in today’s society is highly technical and complex. It requires supervisors and managers who are able to correctly interpret and apply laws as they relate to responding to the situation at hand. This certificate will provide an avenue for individuals to gain knowledge and skills to help them better understand and contribute in the various areas of international and advanced homeland security.”
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