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The Online Master Of Professional Studies In Homeland Security Program

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In response to the high demand for comprehensive, strategic knowledge of homeland security, The George Washington University has created the online Homeland Security program. The main objective of the program is to contribute to the professional development of working safety professionals by analyzing a wide range of homeland security issues, policies and practices.

This program is intended for individuals who are involved in the public or private safety sectors. Applicants should have experience in law enforcement, emergency management, corporate security, transportation, security, fire service, public safety, public health preparedness or the military. Professionals will acquire knowledge including political violence and terrorism prevention, international security, and strategic analysis.

The 36 credit-hour master's degree curriculum has been tailored to address the strategic issues of national homeland security policy as it relates to regional and local concerns. The program's online delivery allows students to fit a full course load into their busy schedules making it possible to complete the degree in about 16 months.

To lead the best, you must be the best. Be prepared by earning a degree from a highly renowned institution that allows all program coursework and discussion to be completed online virtually any time, day or night. The intended result — enhancement of the tactical leadership skills of current professionals in public safety and preparation of the next generation of leaders who work to secure the country — can ultimately help working law enforcement professionals advance their careers and take on higher decision-making positions.


Application Deadline

Apply by June 1st for August 27th start.

By the Numbers

Credit Hours
Months to Completion
*Values are approximate. Speak with an admissions advisor for more details.
Students in this degree program will develop competencies and knowledge relating to:
  • Homeland security strategy and policy development
  • Regional security issues
  • Inter-agency cooperation
  • Leadership and performance management
  • Managing organizational change
  • Intelligence and strategic analysis

If you are interested in our on-campus program, click here.

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