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  • Program Overview

    M.S. in Homeland Security Studies (36 Credits)

    For professionals in all disciplines such as business, criminal justice, hospitality, and communications, this graduate program will train you to pursue leadership positions in the ever-changing private and public sector. You’ll address complex, multi-disciplinary, and strategic-level issues, and manage challenges that confront modern societies in an increasingly uncertain national and global security environment.

    • Curriculum covers intelligence, terrorism studies, emergency management, and cybersecurity
    • Collaborative learning environment
    • Expert faculty from FBI, DHS, FEMA, and military branches
    • Personal advising
    • Networking opportunities and job placement support
    • Yellow Ribbon/Military Friendly
    • No GRE required

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    Homeland Security students during capstone presentations
  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 36

    Required Curriculum

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will:

    • Examine the complex functions and interdisciplinary nature of federal, state, and local agencies involved in intelligence, law enforcement, and other homeland security missions.
    • Create effective written and verbal analyses of homeland security policies, practices, and issues.
    • Evaluate strategies, systems, and tactics employed at various levels of government to prevent, mitigate, and respond to emergencies.
    • Analyze the evolution, countermeasures, and policy implications of cyber threats, terrorism, and other key security challenges confronting the United States. 

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  • Internships and Careers

    Homeland Security Studies students and alumni work in a variety of industries and use their graduate-level emergency management, terrorism, and cybersecurity training to lead major initiatives, earn promotions, or acquire a solid job opportunity as the start to a rewarding career path. Select work sites include:

    • Biogen
    • Carbon Black 
    • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • Essex County Sheriff’s Office
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    • Local & state public safety (police, fire, & emergency management)
    • Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport)
    • National Grid
    • Raytheon
    • Santander Bank
    • Steel Root* (IT services company focusing on cybersecurity)
    • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    • U.S. Attorney’s Office
    • U.S. Coast Guard
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    • U.S. State Department

    *Alumni owned and operated business.

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In Pictures
Leading the Way in a Male-dominated Industry
Vincenza DiMaio ’16 M’18 shares her story of success in the homeland security space and how Endicott helped her get there.
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Faculty Spotlight: Christopher Pope, Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor at Endicott College, Christopher Pope, is a leader both in-and-outside of the classroom.
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M.S. in Homeland Security Alumnus Helps Puerto Rico Recover from Hurricane Maria
Endicott College alumnus and Puerto Rico native Felix Zamot returns home to help FEMA after Hurricane Maria.
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Homeland Security M.S.

With our affordable and accelerated graduate program, you'll become a vital member of a security or response team sooner than you think.

$29,124 Affordable Tuition
We offer incredible value despite a lower tuition than our competitors. Compare us to other programs and see for yourself.
36 Credits Required
Our program is designed for the working professional so you earn class credits during evenings, Saturdays, or online.
18 Months to Completion
In less than two years, you'll be qualified to help prevent terrorism/cybersecurity attacks or lead emergency response and recovery efforts.