Homeland Security Studies Fifth Year Program (M.S.)

  • Program Overview

    Gain an advantage in fast-growing career areas such as emergency management, cybersecurity, and transportation security within the federal, state, local, and private levels.

    Although open to students graduating with any bachelor's degree, Endicott Homeland Security Studies undergraduates may reduce the time required to complete the Master of Science by enrolling in the Fifth Year Program. During junior year, undergrads take one graduate course - during the spring semester - and a second graduate course during the spring semester of senior year. Because two graduate courses are completed, the student may then earn the master’s degree in one post-grad year instead of the typical 17 months.

    Courses are offered in a hybrid model, with a mix of classroom and online learning. Endicott undergraduate students are eligible to apply in their junior year. A 20 percent tuition discount applies for Endicott graduates.

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    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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Fifth Year Program Requirements

In addition to an interview with the Program Director, you must:

  • Complete a Fifth-Year Program application by December 1st of your junior year
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from undergraduate faculty
  • Write a brief essay explaining why you would like to study homeland security
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in your undergraduate courses to apply
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in all graduate courses