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Degrees for Military Personnel

Programs of study targeted at your interests

In the aftermath of 9/11, there has been a steady increase in the interaction between military personnel and first responders. For this reason, FDU's programs in this area -- which emphasize prevention and response -- also have great relevance for public safety and emergency services providers, who serve on the frontline of homeland security. These programs also are of great interest to individuals in the private sector who wish to broaden their skills and knowledge in this important area.

Petrocelli College has developed several fully online and in-person graduate and undergraduate degree programs of particular interest to members of the armed forces seeking to advance their careers in the military or homeland security.

These degree and certificate programs are frequently taught by security and emergency management professionals and  provide the most up-to-date technical and theoretical training available.

The college’s online degree options are especially convenient for military personnel who would like to pursue their education while actively deployed overseas.  In-class courses are offered at more than 45 partner sites throughout New Jersey.

Options for students seeking a graduate degree include the Master’s in Administrative Science (MAS) and Master’s In Homeland Security (MSHS).

Students wishing to further their careers in the military by pursuing graduate-level study may also elect to pursue graduate certificates in Global Security and Terrorism Studies, Emergency Management Administration and Computer Security & Forensic Administration.   Credits earned in the pursuit of graduate certificates may be applied to the 30-credit Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree.

Students who have not yet earned their undergraduate degree can complete their studies by completing a Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (BAIS) and may elect to pursue relevant  Undergraduate Certificate Programs in Transit Safety and Security and Disaster and Emergency Management Certificate.

Current or former members of the military students who wish to pursue studies and career advancement  in other areas may choose from the college’s other offerings including degrees in Sports Administration, Student Administration, and Hospitality and Tourism Management.


Degree offerings at Petrocelli College


Undergraduate Degrees (all)

Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies


Graduate Degrees (all)

Master of Administrative Science

Master of Science in Homeland Security


Graduate Certificates (all)

Global Security and Terrorism Studies

Emergency Management Administration

Computer Security and Forensic Administration


Undergraduate Certificates (all)

Disaster and Emergency Management