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.

Program

  • Required courses (18 credits)
  • Electives (18 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 Methods (3)
  • HS511 Research Design (3)
  • HS525 Leadership & Policy Analysis for Protective Professionals (3)
  • HS590 Capstone Option: Thesis or Applied Research Project (3)

Electives (pick at least six):

  • HS515 Computer Applications in Criminal Justice & Homeland Security (3)
  • HS520 Homeland Security Preparedness, Prevention & Deterrence (3)
  • HS530 The Intelligence Function: Collection, Analysis, Use (3)
  • HS535 Selected Topics in Homeland Security (3)
  • HS540 Hostage Recovery (3)
  • HS545 Political Crime & Terror (3)
  • HS561 Transitional Justice (3)
  • HS555 Comparative Homeland Security Systems (3)
  • HS562 Human Rights Law & Policy (3)
  • HS563 Torture & State Violence (3)
  • HS570 Bureaupathology (3)
  • HS580 Criminal Investigation (3)
  • HS599 Internship in Homeland Security: Field Placement (3)

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 Methods (3)