Government Courses

Featured Programs

ODU-Affiliated Government Courses

Homeland Security

Gain a comprehensive understanding of Homeland Security disciplines and the latest concepts on risk analysis, emergency management, and crisis communication with a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security (GCHS). The GCHS program follows an "all hazards" approach and is adaptable to both the public and the private sector with assignments that provide practical and real-world skills that are applicable in the workplace.


Enhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness. 

Mission Analysis & Engineering

This graduate certificate is designed with U.S. military requirements in mind as driven by operational needs. You will learn to integrate the Fleet, Technology, and Acquisition communities to create advances in warfighting capabilities across mission areas.

Non-Profit Administration

Non-profits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff need to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation for nonprofits, and program evaluation for nonprofits, with our Certificate in NonProfit Administration. 

Professional Leadership

Our professional leadership certificate teaches you the characteristics and skills necessary to lead. Classes focus on organizational/social leadership, and provides students an entry point to the University. It allows students to gain a post-secondary credential that can be folded into the BS IDS Leadership major, if desired.

Project Management

ODU's Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GCPM) will teach you the concepts, management tools and processes required for overseeing projects in the workplace. This certificate also provides the core knowledge needed to successfully pass the PMP Exam. Students enrolling in GCPM will qualify for a discount on their PMP Prep Course if they choose to take it.

Project Management Professional PMP® Exam Prep Course

The PMP® credential has become the most recognized certification in Project Management in the world and is considered the gold standard of PM qualifications. ODU's PMP® Exam Prep course reviews the PMI® project management framework and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). During the course, your progress is measured through testing that simulates actual examination areas.

Public Sector Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Leadership consists of four primary areas: Strategic Management, Contracting Principles, Financial Management, and Cyber Security, utilizing a hybrid delivery model. Each area represents a vital skill necessary to build the cornerstones of public service: accountability, responsibility and ethics.

Workplace Communication

Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever. And critical to your career advancement and success. Come get a comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning.