Certificate in National Security Affairs


The plan of study for the Certificate in National Security Affairs requires 12 credit hours of coursework, including 6 credit hours that must be taken in a short, intensive residential term at Texas A&M University. The remaining 6 credit hours will be taken via distance education methods, primarily synchronous video teleconferencing.


  • Texas A&M University graduate course credit
  • Credits and certificate recognized on official transcript
  • Challenging and varied curriculum
  • Nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty
  • Opportunity to build working relationships with other professionals in the field

Eligibility Requirements

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Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to graduate study at Texas A&M University as non-degree seeking students (G-6). Proficiency in reading, writing, and spoken English at a level necessary for graduate instruction is required. Supplemental activities, remote interactive video links, and administrative costs necessitate an additional substantial fee beyond university tuition and fees.


Courses in the Certificate

Program Administration

The certificate program is administered by the Bush School of Government and Public Service, in cooperation with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Texas A&M's Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute.