May 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Nuclear Security Science and Analysis Graduate Certificate

The program is designed primarily for students seeking specialization in nuclear security science with emphasis on current or aspiring members of the nuclear security community, including those areas with an emphasis on arms control, treaty verification, non-proliferation, international nuclear security issues in both civilian and military contexts, nuclear threat detection, and principles of nuclear intelligence assessment. 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. Home department: Nuclear Engineering .

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type



Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Students must have a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering from an accredited university with a major in engineering, physics, chemistry, or mathematics.
  • All entering students must have, as a minimum, competency in mathematics through ordinary differential equations.
  • Students must apply through Graduate Admissions to the graduate certificate program prior to completing six graduate credit hours toward the certificate.

Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

The selection of courses, which must be approved by the department, is determined through a student advising conference that considers the student’s personal interests, academic background, and work experience. Please see the required course and elective options below.

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.