For requirements, objectives, or a more detailed description of the program, please see the graduate catalog
You are a patriot, and you want to pursue a career securing our nation while securing your future. You want to make a difference for your country sooner rather than later, but you aren’t looking for career shortcuts. You still want to gain the insights into law, justice, and security that will help you achieve your goals and be successful throughout your life. You’re ready for more, and you’re ready now.
Keiser University can help. We offer an accelerated dual-degree program that will help you gain the information, skills, and credentials you need to make your mark in homeland security. You’ll cover everything from cyber-terrorism to counterterrorism, emergency preparedness to security threat strategies, and management principles to leadership tactics!
Up to 12 credits of transfer credit
Pursue leadership roles with a baccalaureate and a graduate degree in homeland security.
Online / On Campus / Hybrid
Financial aid for those who qualify**
** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.
* Time to completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.
Keiser University’s accelerated BAHS to MAHS dual-degree program equips learners with knowledge and skills our homeland security professionals need for long-term career success with both a bachelor’s and a master’s in homeland security. However, rather than six-plus years spent in two separate programs, students of our accelerated dual-degree program can earn both the undergraduate and a graduate degree in just a little over four years (around 50 months). It’s designed to help qualified students save time and money while increasing lifetime earning potential.
Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is with an accelerated homeland security degree program or one many other learning opportunities. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.
Through our accelerated dual-degree program, we help graduates prepare for life-long career success with an advanced understanding of criminal justice, terrorism, law, emergency planning, and homeland security.
Accelerate your homeland security career with this unique educational opportunity—the BAHS to MAHS dual-degree program from Keiser University. Coursework for this accelerated undergraduate/graduate program covers key areas of homeland security, including criminal justice, domestic and international terrorism, cyber-terrorism, emergency planning, tactical communications, and public safety while also exploring essential management and leadership qualities such as threat strategy, management and organizational behavior, conflict analysis and resolution. Upon graduation, you will have gained the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills you need to pursue success throughout your homeland security career.
Keiser University’s dual-degree program gives students the education and credentials they need to make positive contributions to the field of homeland security as well as their careers. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
None. Once accepted into the program, students seamlessly transition from undergraduate to graduate study upon earning BA, no GMAT required.
To receive the credentials for this dual-degree Florida-based program (homeland security bachelor’s degree and homeland security master’s) in the accelerated time frame, students must earn 153 total semester credit hours. For the Bachelor of Arts, students will earn 117 undergraduate credit hours—66 within the homeland security major along with 3 graduate-level credit hours. Those 3 graduate hours also count toward the 33-hour homeland security graduate program credit hour requirement. Curriculum coursework for this accelerated program specializing in homeland security and emergency management includes:
Upper Division Courses
|BAHS Major-Specific Coursework|
|Introduction to Criminal Justice||3.0 credit hours|
|Constitutional Law for the Homeland Security Professional||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Homeland Security||3.0 credit hours|
|Domestic and International Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Cyber-Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|Bio-Terrorism: Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction||3.0 credit hours|
|Emergency Planning and Security Measures I||3.0 credit hours|
|Criminal Justice Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|Preparation and Response for Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|*Recognition and Investigation of Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|Issues in Disaster Response||3.0 credit hours|
|*Emergency Planning and Security Measures II||3.0 credit hours|
|Homeland Security Policy and Law||3.0 credit hours|
|*Tactical Communications||3.0 credit hours|
|Catastrophic Event Response Planning||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Infrastructure Protection||3.0 credit hours|
|Homeland Security Threat Strategy||3.0 credit hours|
|Current Topics in Public Safety (Capstone)||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Cross-Cultural Management||3.0 credit hours|
*Replace one of three undergraduate courses with the 3-credit-hour graduate Seminar in Criminal Justice
Graduate Division Courses
|Theory in Criminology and Criminal Justice||3.0 credit hours|
|Conflict Analysis and Resolution||3.0 credit hours|
|Professionalism and Ethics in Criminal Justice||3.0 credit hours|
|Seminar in Homeland Security||3.0 credit hours|
|Dynamics of Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|Domestic and International Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|Cyber Security||3.0 credit hours|
|Border Security: Policy and Intervention||3.0 credit hours|
|Research Methods in Criminal Justice||3.0 credit hours|
|Capstone||3.0 credit hours|
Upon graduation from our on-campus or online dual-degree program, you will have earned two degrees in homeland security as well as gained the abilities you need to:
Through Keiser’s accelerated dual-degree program, you will gain a deeper understanding of fundamental and advanced concepts involved in emergency planning and homeland security, from constitutional law to cyber-terrorism. You will also gain the skills needed to pursue and excel in relevant career opportunities securing our nation, including:
Have you been thinking about earning a homeland security degree to pursue a career securing our borders? Have you considered how much further you could go with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree? Step up your career of services with an accelerated dual-degree program in from Keiser University. Learn more about accelerated BAHS to MAHS degree program today by Requesting More Info now!
We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.