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Bachelor of Arts to Master of Arts in Homeland Security (Accelerated)

Accelerate Your Homeland Security Career with a BAHS to MAHS Dual-Degree Program!

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Homeland Security, BA to MAHS (Accelerated Track)

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!

At a Glance

Credit Hours

150 Credit Hours


50 Courses


50 Months*

Week Terms

8 Week Terms

Credit Info

Up to 12 credits of transfer credit

Quick Info

Pursue leadership roles with a baccalaureate and a graduate degree in homeland security.


Online / On Campus / Hybrid

Financial Aid

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to degree completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

Accelerated Homeland Security Degrees, BAHS to MAHS Overview 

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.

Student First Philosophy

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.

Know Your “WHY”
Commit to Graduation

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.

What Can You Expect to Learn

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:

  • Better understand issues currently threatening our society and how to respond
  • Work with community stakeholders to create prevention, deterrence, preemption, defense, and response strategies for critical incidents and emergencies
  • Evaluate domestic security challenges facing the US and other industrialized nations
  • Forecast the risks, types, and orders of magnitude of terrorist threats
  • Define and describe the statutory, policy, strategy and legal differences between homeland security and homeland defense
  • Assess existing policies, procedures and protocols by DHS and inter-agency community
  • Explore interdisciplinary perspectives on, and approaches to, homeland security

Program Prerequisites

None. Once accepted into the program, students seamlessly transition from undergraduate to graduate study upon earning BA, no GMAT required.

Program Outline

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:

  • 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

  • MAHS Coursework
    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

Career Pathways in Homeland Security

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:

  • Form emergency plans for multiple agencies
  • Prepare for, recognize, investigate, and respond to terrorism
  • Use technological and scientific research to further the cause of homeland security
  • And more!

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:

  • Customs agent
  • Border patrol officer
  • Coast guard officer
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Federal emergency management agent (FEMA)
  • Public safety officer
  • Emergency management professional
  • Immigration officer
  • Transportation security administration (TSA)
  • And more!

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!

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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.

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You have the option of taking just one or two classes at a time, allowing you to concentrate on learning while balancing your education with work, family and other responsibilities. With our “students first” focus and small classes, you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors.
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Experienced Faculty

Keiser University’s dedicated, accomplished faculty members are committed to your success. All faculty are prepared and are actively engaged in the fields they teach. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience.
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