Arctic Security Graduate Certificate

Arctic Security Graduate Certificate

The Arctic Security Graduate Certificate provides students with the education and expertise to understand and better navigate the numerous concerns surrounding the Arctic region. With the transforming Arctic and its associated climate, security, geopolitical and resilience-related developments, a thorough understanding of the region will prove to be key to those who work within the fabric of local, state, national and international settings. An Arctic Security Graduate Certificate represents an endorsement of advanced academic education and a more robust understanding of the operational context of the Arctic.


Admission Requirements

  • Student must have a completed baccalaureate degree.
  • If the degree is in a non-security or arctic related field and has a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, they will be required to start with one 400-level course, which is an elective option for the degree. 
  • Students that have already obtained a graduate degree will not be required to complete an entrance exam or complete a 400-level course first. 
  • Students with a baccalaureate degree in a related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements.
  • If the student has a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field of study, they will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam.
  • If a student has a cumulative GPA below 2.75, they will be required to submit results from either the GRE or GMAT. 

Graduate Certificate Program Requirements

You can also view these requirements in the UAF Catalog.

Code Title Credits
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements
Arctic Security Program Requirements 12
Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Complete the following:
HSEM F607 Vulnerability and Protection 3
HSEM F621 Circumpolar Competition-Arctic Diplomacy and Defense 3
HSEM F622 Arctic Strategies and Operations 3
Complete one of the following:  
HSEM F406 Comparative Homeland Security 3
HSEM F408 Homeland Defense and Security  3
HSEM F609 Human Security  3
HSEM F692 Security and Disaster Management Seminar  3
ACNS F652 International Relations of the North  3

View the full program requirements for the Arctic Security Graduate Certificate in the UAF catalog.