The Homeland Security and Global Justice Certificate positions you to play an invaluable role in safeguarding our nation against domestic threats. The certificate provides preparation in federal law enforcement practices, international justice policy, and collaboration with law enforcement, emergency management, public safety, and the military.

Creating a peaceful solution for a rapidly changing world

Interconnected world issues related to Homeland security and international crime are challenging topics that are increasingly becoming more complex. Lasell students benefit from experienced faculty and a multidisciplinary curriculum that will equip you with the knowledge, decision-making, policy development, and leadership skills needed to manage these complex problems head-on and to help maintain order in a rapidly changing world.

Securing your Career future

Graduates in the Homeland Security and Global Justice Certificate could pursue work in federal protection agencies, law enforcement, investigative services, and other related areas which includes roles such as:

  • U.S. Marshal
  • FBI agent
  • Agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • Border Patrol agent
  • US Customs agent
  • Transportation security agent


This curriculum provides the fundamentals for those interested in criminal justice, homeland security & global justice professions.

The curriculum is comprised of 15 credits (5 courses). 

  • 9 credits (3 courses) required
  • 6 credits (2 courses) electives
    • Electives can be drawn from any courses offered within the Criminal Justice degree program and specific courses from graduate offerings in Management and Communication approved by Graduate and Professional Studies in consultation with Criminal Justice Faculty.

Terrorism & Homeland Security
3 credits
Transnational Crime
3 credits
Cybercrime & Data Security
3 credits


Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Criminal Justice Certificate must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score. 

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  3. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

Contact us:

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave. 
Newton, MA 02466