Homeland Security

M.S. in Homeland Security

Gain the values-based skills, knowledge, and abilities to have a career in the public safety arena. The M.S. in Homeland Security from Georgian Court University is a 36-credit program that will enable you to understand homeland security, policy decisions, and best practices in the field. You’ll learn about social and human aspects as they relate to public safety and develop the leadership acumen needed to make an impact in today’s world.

Courses

Program

  • Required courses (24 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses

Required:

  • HS501 Introduction to Homeland Security: Management & Legal Issues (3)
  • HS505 Understanding Violence & Victimization (3)
  • HS510 Research Design & Methods (3)
  • HS515 Computer Applications in Criminal Justice & Homeland Security (3)
  • HS520 Homeland Security Preparedness, Prevention & Deterrence (3)
  • HS525 Leadership & Policy Analysis for Protective Professionals (3)
  • HS530 The Intelligence Function: Collection, Analysis, Use (3)
  • HS590 Capstone Option: Applied Research Project or Thesis (3)

Electives (pick at least four):

  • HS535 Selected Topics in Homeland Security (3)
  • HS540 Hostage Recovery (3)
  • HS545 Political Crime & Terror (3)
  • HS550 Private Protection Systems (3)
  • HS555 Comparative Homeland Security Systems (3)
  • HS560 Weapons of Mass Destruction (3)
  • HS565 The Political Setting of Criminal Justice & Homeland Security (3)
  • HS570 Bureaupathology (3)
  • HS575 Forensic Applications (3)
  • HS580 Criminal Investigation (3)
  • HS585 Mapping (3)
  • HS599 Internship in Homeland Security: Field Placement (3)

Graduate GCU Certificate in Homeland Security

Looking to advance your career in public safety without earning a master’s degree? The Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from GCU is only 15 credits—two required courses and nine credits of homeland security courses on the graduate level.

Program

  • Required courses (6)
  • Electives (9)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses

Required:

  • HS501 Introduction to Homeland Security: Management & Legal Issues (3)
  • HS510 Research Design & Methods (3)