Master of Science Homeland Security - About the Program
The MSHS program focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of enforcing and ensuring homeland security and includes several areas of specialization. There is also 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. Tuition includes 50% scholarship for all applicants. 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.