For requirements, objectives, or a more detailed description of the program, please see the graduate catalog
Cybercrime, terrorist attacks, border security and more—the concept and practice homeland security is wide reaching. In 2002, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed with a mandate to “secure the nation from the many threats we face.” Dedicated and trained professionals are needed at every level to serve this mandate.
If you feel called to protect our nation from threats within and without, perhaps a career in DHS (or a similarly missioned agency) is in your future. We can help. As an educational partner of DHS, Keiser University has developed a graduate degree program to help current and aspiring security professionals gain the expertise and credential they need to advance in their careers: the Master of Arts in Homeland Security.
Up to 12 credits of transfer credit
Keiser is an educational partner with the Department of Homeland Security.
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 Master of Arts in Homeland Security provides an intensive study of topics related to protecting the U.S. from threats to Homeland Security. Coursework fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to areas of homeland security, border patrol and cyber security. Graduates will be prepared to pursue opportunities on the border and in airports, seaports and waterways. They’ll have the background needed to research and develop security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorist assaults; analyze intelligence reports, and perform other duties related to homeland security.
Keiser has a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Department of Homeland Security to help grow the DHS workforce in homeland security and cybersecurity. This agreement will help Keiser graduates stay up-to-date on DHS career opportunities, as well as potential scholarships and internships. Keiser’s MA in Homeland Security offers the insights, expertise, and credential to go far in the DHS.
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 in this master’s in homeland security program or one of dozens of graduate programs. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer a number of learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.
Through our master’s degree in homeland security, we help students gain the skills and expertise needed to pursue relevant leadership positions in a variety of service response fields, from law enforcement to emergency management.
The master’s in homeland security program is designed to help current and aspiring professionals in, or associated with, homeland security advances their understanding of every facet of maintaining the safety and security of our nation from all kinds of threats, natural and man-made, to help them advance in their careers.
Keiser University’s MAHS program enables students to contribute to the homeland security profession and fosters independent learning. Students will learn how to:
Note: Courses in the MAHS program are eight-weeks in length and students are normally scheduled for two courses concurrently.
To receive an on-campus or online Master of Arts in Homeland Security degree, students must earn 33 graduate semester credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
Graduate Division Courses
|Master of Arts in Homeland Security Courses|
|Seminar in Criminal Justice (taken in first semester)||3.0 credit hours|
|Theory in Criminology and Criminal Justice||3.0 credit hours|
|Conflict Analysis and Resolution||3.0 credit hours|
|Professionalism and Ethics in CJ||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 of our master’s in homeland security, you will have earned a Master of Arts in Homeland Security as well as gained the abilities you need to:
Through this advanced homeland security degree program, you will study a number of issues directly involved in and touching the area of national security, from criminal justice to emergency management. You will gain the skills—and the credential—you need to pursue and excel in relevant service leadership positions such as:
Have you been searching for the perfect educational partner for your homeland security degree? You found it. Keiser University has the master’s degree coursework you need to elevate your career! Get answers to your tuition and admission questions for our Master of Arts in Homeland Security 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.