Endicott College

Van Loan School

Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies

Address:

376 Hale Street

Beverly, MA 01915

United States

Phone:

1-978-232-2199

Fax:

978-232-3000

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

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 important field of study. The program teaches students to address complex, multi-disciplinary, strategic-level homeland security issues that confront modern societies in an increasingly uncertain national and global security environment.

 

Faculty:

 

Program faculty are experienced scholar-practitioners with exemplary credentials and significant real-world executive experience. Please visit our website to learn more about our faculty.

 

Employment & Internships:

 

Our students have broadened their graduate education and real-world experience by serving internships with key federal, state and local agencies. Please visit our website to learn more.

 

Courses:

 

Courses are offered in a hybrid format, a mix of in-class and online learning. Each class meets for eight, three-hour modules for a total of 24 contact hours. Students meet in a traditional classroom on two Saturdays and four Wednesday evenings (per course).

 

 

Learning Modules are arranged in the following format:

 

Module 1:  Saturday 9 a.m. –12 p.m.

Module 2:  Saturday 1 p.m. –4 p.m

 

Modules 3,4,5,6:  Wednesday Evenings 6 p.m. –9 p.m.

 

Module 7:  Saturday 9 a.m. –12 p.m.

Module 8:  Saturday 1 p.m. –4 p.m.

 

 

Hybrid Curriculum Combination of Traditional (classroom) and Online Learning

Each course is comprised of eight, three-hour modules for a total of 24 contact hours.

 

• HLS 505 –Introduction to Homeland Security 3 cr.

•HLS 510 –Asymmetric Threats to the American Homeland 3 cr.

•HLS 525 –Intelligence Issues in Homeland Security 3 cr.

•HLS 530 –Graduate Research in Homeland Security 3 cr.

•HLS 532 –Critical Infrastructure Protection 3 cr.

• HLS 542 –Emergency Management in Homeland Security 3 cr.

• HLS 550 –Project Management for Homeland Security Leaders 3 cr.

• HLS 562 –Comparative Homeland Security 3 cr.

• HLS 568 –Psychology of Terrorism 3 cr.

•HLS 540 –Modern Security Technologies 3 cr. *

            or

•HLS 555 –Cyber Security for Homeland Security Professionals 3 cr. *

•HLS 577 –Strategic Issues in Homeland Security 3 cr.

•HLS 590 –Capstone: Application of Knowledge 3 cr.

 

Total Credit Requirements: 36 credits

 

Online Curriculum 100% Online

Students access courses from any Internet connected computer.

 

• HLS 505 –Introduction to Homeland Security 3 cr.

• HLS 510 –Asymmetric Threats to the American Homeland 3 cr.

• HLS 525 –Intelligence Issues in Homeland Security 3 cr.

• HLS 530 –Graduate Research in Homeland Security 3 cr.

•HLS 542 –Emergency Management in Homeland Security 3 cr.

•HLS 550 –Project Management for Homeland Security Leaders 3 cr.

•HLS 562 –Comparative Homeland Security 3 cr.

•HLS 568 –Psychology of Terrorism 3 cr.

• HLS 540 –Modern Security Technologies 3 cr.

• HLS 555 –Cyber Security for Homeland Security Professionals 3 cr. 

• HLS 577 –Strategic Issues in Homeland Security 3 cr.

• HLS 590 –Capstone: Application of Knowledge 3 cr.

 

Total Credit Requirements: 36 credits

 

 

Learning Outcomes

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 multi-variant architecture of homeland security.

 

 

Accreditation:

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999