Homeland Security

California University of Pennsylvania

M.Sc. Online
12 months
774 USD/credit
774 USD/credit
516 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Homeland Security program at California University of Pennsylvania provides a comprehensive study of ways to prevent and counter terrorism and make the United States and its citizens less vulnerable to attacks.


The Homeland Security program at California University of Pennsylvania emphasizes a full range of policy issues, including:

  • Plans, programs and strategies to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States.
  • Strategies for reducing America’s vulnerability to terrorism.
  • Organizational arrangements needed to strengthen homeland security, including local/state/federal, civil/military and interagency cooperation.

Through critical analysis of real-world situations, you’ll seek opportunities to develop policies that improve homeland security preparedness.

Graduate Outcomes

Because Cal U's online master's in homeland security blends the humanities, business and political science with legal and policy issues, program graduates are ready for a wide range of homeland security roles. The concentration is ideal for professionals seeking to move into leadership positions, and for those seeking new job opportunities or a second career after law enforcement. 

Graduates are employed by agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and local and state law enforcement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological, Chemical, Nuclear & WMD Threats in Homeland Security
  • Digital Imaging, Forensic Photography and the Law
  • Domestic Extremism in the United States
  • Executive Protection
  • Intelligence Practice in Homeland Security
  • Law, Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Resume with contact information for three professional references with an overview of professional work experience
  • 500-word essay supporting the application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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