Homeland Security (MSHS)


Master of Science in Homeland Security

The Master of Science in Homeland Security (MSHS) program is administered by the School of Administrative Science (SAS) from the Metropolitan Campus and is conducted off-campus (week nights and Saturdays) and online. Both Petrocelli College of Continuing Education and SAS are dedicated to providing experiential learning to adults through non-traditional formats.  

The program will focus on practical and theoretical aspects of enforcing and ensuring homeland security and would include areas of specialization. There will also be a strong emphasis on leadership throughout the program.

The goals of the program are to:

  • provide graduate level studies for the non-traditional student involved in homeland security,
  • support success of the students in the educational process, 
  • contribute to preparation of world citizens through global education, and 
  • encourage the development of high-quality, applied research for the practitioners in the field of homeland security.

The MSHS program is a 36-credit graduate program divided into 12 courses. All students will be required to complete four mandatory courses: Homeland Security and Constitutional Issues; Research and Policy Analysis; Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Awareness; and Strategic Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation with a thesis. Certain areas of specialization have additional course requirements. The program is designed for off-campus and online delivery, although courses will also be offered in a blended-model with off-campus classes in a traditional classroom setting combined with online work.   


For more Information:


Paulette Laubsch, Ph.D
201-692-6523 (V)
201-692-6529 (F) (Email)

Donna Ganley, MAS
Assistant to the Executive Associate Dean
201-692-7171 (V)
201-692-7179 (F) (Email)


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Section I: Schedule



Summer1  2015 Course Schedule (PDF)

Summer2  2015 Course Schedule (PDF)

Catalog (PDF)


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