The Master of Science in Homeland Security program focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of enforcing and ensuring homeland security and includes several areas of specialization. There is also a strong emphasis on leadership throughout the program.
The goals of the program are to:
Provide graduate level studies for the non-traditional student involved in homeland security,
support success of the students in the educational process,
contribute to preparation of world citizens through global education, and
encourage the development of high-quality, applied research for the practitioners in the field of homeland security.
Each college program at FDU has identified outcome measures that indicate whether students are successful in meeting the specific outcomes for the program (more).
The MSHS program is a 36-credit graduate program divided into 12 courses. Tuition includes 50% scholarship for all applicants. All students will be required to complete four mandatory courses: Homeland Security and Constitutional Issues; Research and Policy Analysis; Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Awareness; and Strategic Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation with a thesis. Certain areas of specialization have additional course requirements. The program is designed for off-campus and online delivery, although courses will also be offered in a blended-model with off-campus classes in a traditional classroom setting combined with online work.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.