Students in Homeland Security Graduate Program visit power plant
for for security briefing
The Master of Science in Homeland Security is a 36-credit program designed for current and future homeland security professionals who seek mid- to upper-level leadership positions in this emerging discipline. The program addresses complex issues that homeland security leaders will encounter in a rapidly evolving and increasingly uncertain national and global security environment. Listen to what our program in Homeland Security can offer you. (From WEEI Boston, 93.7 FM and 850 AM)
Curriculum and Learning Environment
Learning activities span a wide array of individual and collaborative homeland security-related writing assignments, presentations, debates, and projects that foster a deeper understanding of our nation’s security needs.
The curriculum is designed by a core cadre of homeland security and education professionals for those planning careers in the public, private, domestic or international homeland security-related fields. Many of the program's instructors are current or former homeland security professionals with broad experience and exemplary credentials.
Homeland Security Program students visit the switching yard of a local
power plant to examine security needs of this vital enterprise.
Homeland security professionals work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, government agencies, and international allies. In our program student work in teams of small learning cohorts, of no more than thirty, and progress through the curriculum as a group and share learning experiences.
This shared, network-based environment maximizes a group's educational experience while forming a body of knowledge and support that students can draw upon. In the cohort model students develop lasting personal and professional relationships, and carry these forward into the workforce to create networks of highly educated homeland security professionals.
Courses are offered to maximize convenience and accessibility to content, resources, and instructors. Each class meets in a physical classroom for eight, three-hour sessions for a total of 24 contact hours. Students attend classes on Saturdays (day classes) and Wednesday evenings. Classes are arranged in the following format:
Session 1 Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session 2 Saturday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Session 3 – 6 Weeknights 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Session 7 Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session 8 Saturday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Students complete weekly online assignments in GullNet (Endicott’s password protected, asynchronous learning management system) where coursework, online assignments, forums, and reading materials are available to students 24/7. On their own schedule, and from any internet-connected computer, students can access course materials, complete online assignments, interact with classmates, and correspond with instructors. This network-based learning model provides students a multidimensional and collaborative learning environment that stimulates thinking, broadens perspectives, and exposes students to competing viewpoints.
By the time students complete this 18-month, highly relevant, and rigorous graduate-level educational program, they will possess the necessary knowledge, research, and interpersonal skill sets to lead America’s homeland security effort.
Course Sequence and Credits
||Introduction to Homeland Security
||Intelligence Issues in Homeland Security
||Asymmetric Threats to the American Homeland
||Psychology of Terrorism
||Modern Security Technologies
||Critical Infrastructure Protection
||Graduate Research in Homeland Security
||Emergency Management in Homeland Security
||Project Management for Homeland Security Leaders
||Comparative Homeland Security
||Special Topics in Homeland Security
||Capstone: Application of Knowledge
|Total Credit Requirements
The program is designed to:
- Train highly educated homeland security professionals who can think and act critically, pragmatically, and strategically about a wide array of complex homeland security issues.
- Offer students an innovative and forward-thinking curriculum that synthesizes homeland security-related competencies, concepts, methodologies, practices, and strategies with a network-based, collaborative learning environment facilitated by the use of technology.
- Provide students the knowledge and skills sets that enable them to design, implement, and evaluate homeland security-related strategies, policies, and plans at any level of government or business.
- Present a curriculum that prepares students to continue their education at the doctoral level.
Upon completion of the Homeland Security Program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to think and act critically, pragmatically, and strategically about homeland security.
- Understand, articulate, and influence the multidisciplinary and multivariant architecture of homeland security.
- Design, implement, and evaluate homeland security-related strategies, policies and plans at any level of government or business.
- Construct the inter- and multi-disciplinary relationships needed to better prevent and mitigate the impact of terrorism or disaster upon a community, region, state, or nation.
- Assist elected officials at any level of government to construct more effective prevention and response plans to terrorism, catastrophic accident, and natural disaster.
- Advance homeland security knowledge, methodology, and thinking in such a way that America’s infrastructure and citizenry will be more secure against 21st century threats.
- Identify and assess potential terror, accident, and disaster threats to the American homeland.
For additional information please contact:
Michael D. Andreas
Director, Homeland Security Studies
Van Loan Building, Office 104
(978) 232-2740 | firstname.lastname@example.org