Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Security Science and Analysis
The College of Engineering Department of Nuclear Engineering offers a graduate certificate program in Nuclear Security Science and Analysis (NSSA). The program is designed primarily for students seeking specialization in nuclear security science. Additionally, this program will prepare graduate students to engage in the research and development of new tools and processes related to nuclear security science and analysis. The 12-credit certificate is earned by completing NE 530 (Nuclear Security Science and Analysis) and NE 404 (Nuclear Fuel Cycle); a qualifying nuclear engineering elective including NE 433 (Health physics), or NE 470 (Nuclear Reactor Theory I); and a NSSA elective including NE 532 (Advanced Topics in Nuclear Security Science and Analysis), Political Science 688 (Seminar on Arms, Arms Control, and Nuclear Non-proliferation), or NE 550 (Radiation Measurements Laboratory). The selection of courses, which must be approved by the department, is determined through a student advising conference that considers the studentís personal interests, academic background, and work experience. Criteria for acceptance into the program are the same as for acceptance into the M.S. program in nuclear engineering.