Homeland Security Studies Program (M.S.)

  • Program Overview

    Develop skills and knowledge to start or advance your career in the complex field of homeland security.

    The Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies is a 36-credit program designed for current and future homeland security professionals who seek mid- to upper-level leadership positions in this important discipline. This challenging program teaches you to address complex, multi-disciplinary, strategic-level homeland security issues that confront modern societies in an increasingly uncertain national and global security environment.

    With new specialization tracks focused in cybersecurity or emergency management, this program, offered in both a hybrid or 100% online format allow for students to work more collaboratively than ever. In this fashion, you will progress through the curriculum as a group and share learning experiences simultaneously while being taught from faculty with experience in the field.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will:

    • Recognize the complexity of the interdisciplinary structure of homeland security functions at the federal, state, local and private sector levels.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think, act, and articulate critically, pragmatically, and strategically about homeland security.
    • Design and evaluate homeland security-related strategies, policies, and plans at various levels of government designed to protect, prevent and respond to a catastrophic events or disasters.
    • Identify and evaluate specific homeland security challenges facing the United States and their global impact in the 21st century.

    Required Curriculum

    HLS 505 - Introduction to Homeland Security
    HLS 530 - Graduate Research in Homeland Security
    HLS 525 - Intelligence Issues in Homeland Security
    HLS 542 - Emergency Management in Homeland Security
    HLS 555 - Cybersecurity for the Homeland Security Professional
    HLS 570 - Transportation Security
    HLS 510 - Asymmetric Threats to the American Homeland
    HLS 532 - Critical Infrastructure Protection
    HLS 590 - Capstone: Application of Knowledge

    General Homeland Security Specialization Track

    HLS 562 - Comparative Homeland Security
    HLS 568 - Psychology of Terrorism
    HLS 550 - Project Management for Homeland Security Leaders

    Emergency Management Specialization Track

    HLS 600 - Leadership in Emergency Management
    HLS 601 - Emergency Management Response and Recovery
    HLS 602 - Safety, Security Planning and Operations for Special Events

    Cybersecurity Specialization Track

    HLS 610 - Information Systems Hardware and Networking
    HLS 611 - Information Systems Security
    HLS 612 - Cyber Analyst

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits


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  • Internships and Careers

    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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Contact Us

Dr. Paul Joyce
Director, Homeland Security Studies
978-232-2740
Engrid Backstrom
Assistant Director, Homeland Security Program
978-232-2742