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Homeland Security Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, TX, | Online
The Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies is a specialized degree program that will produce professionals who are best qualified to meet the unique needs of the criminal justice system and homeland security.

About

The broad educational objective is to develop managers and leaders who possess expertise in both theoretical and experiential dimensions of security management. Graduates will be knowledgeable of pragmatic issues but will also operate on the cutting edge of strategic issues facing security in the future.

The face-to-face program is run as a cohort and enrollment is available in the Fall term only. Students may be admitted to the online program in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms.

The Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies is a unique program that provides a comprehensive security management program to individuals wanting to advance their knowledge, skills, and qualifications within the dynamic field of security. This specialized degree program will produce professionals who are best qualified to meet the intersecting demands of the criminal justice system and homeland security. The broad educational objective of the program is to graduate managers and leaders, individuals who will possess expertise in both theoretical and experiential dimensions of security management.

Accreditation

The Master of Science in Forensic Science is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Foundations of Homeland Security
  • Res Meth-Homeland Security Studies
  • Unconventional Threats
  • Law and Ethics in Homeland Security
  • Critical Infrastructur Protection
  • Global Perspectives in Homeland Security
  • Information and Intelligence Management
  • Digital Forensics Investigation
  • Digital Security
  • Internship
  • Capstone

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • International student applications should be completed and received no later than 90 days before the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5
Recommended score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Graduate Application
  • Application fee
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution in an allied field
  • Official transcripts of all academic coursework previously undertaken
  • Three letters of recommendation from undergraduate professors referencing the applicant’s ability to perform graduate work
  • A current resume
  • An essay that demonstrates the capacity to write at the graduate level.  The essay topic is: defining homeland security.
  • International students ONLY: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)—a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                20098 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 10049 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
              • National

                20098 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 10049 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
              • In-State

                10136 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 5068 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
              Online Texas residents: $5349 / semesterOnline Non-residents: $6006 / semester

              Living costs for Huntsville

              • 964 - 1790 USD/month
                Living Costs

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