Arctic Security Certificate

The Arctic is a rapidly changing region that faces unique challenges related to climate change, homeland security, public safety and geopolitics

Led by a team of experts with credentials and experience unmatched throughout the world, the graduate certificate in Arctic security will equip you with the expertise to understand and navigate the complex concerns encompassing this critical region.

Who Is the Arctic Security Online Graduate Certificate Program Designed For?

This program is designed for bachelor’s degree graduates of all majors who want to excel as part of the Arctic workforce, particularly in areas related to homeland security, public safety and emergency management. This includes professionals working at all levels, in both the public and private sector. Although the program is Arctic-focused, the skills you gain will be applicable to any region, making this online graduate certificate also valuable for students who live and work around the world.

Why Earn Your Online Certificate in Arctic Security at UAF?

  • Study Arctic security at the premier research university of the region that has the highest number of publications and citations in Arctic research of any university in the world.
  • Learn from instructors who are established experts in the circumpolar North.
  • Engage in a rigorous curriculum based on universal fundamentals with a regional (Arctic) focus.

Degree Type

  • Graduate Certificate


  • Online
  • On Campus
  • Online/On Campus Combo

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Complete Your Online Graduate Certificate in Arctic Security

The Graduate Certificate in Arctic Security is the perfect complement to my military experience in Alaska. It provides strategic overviews of Arctic operations across all spectrums of the security domain and the instructors have broad military backgrounds coupled with strong policy and research experience. UAF’s Arctic Security courses have been key to my understanding of the Arctic, its Indigenous people and the many other stakeholders that shape the security domain.

Ed Soto

Graduate of Arctic Security Certificate Program

Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.