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Masters in Homeland Security University Rankings

Masters in Homeland Security University Rankings

Because the graduate programs in homeland security are often specializations in the fields of criminal justice, public administration or management we have drawn our collection of institutions from those fields as ranked by the US News & World Report annual survey of U.S. colleges, universities and graduate schools. We considered each school based on its rankings for graduate level academics in management or criminology or in public administration. The schools in criminology were a welcome surprise - not the usual collection of Ivy League schools and powerhouse public universities. The programs in management were a little more predictable, but not all of them offer the homeland security specialization. This degree has been developed over the last nine years, as has the concept of homeland security in general.

1. U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to create a Master of Arts in Homeland Security that is a blended course of study requiring presence on campus two weeks of every quarter, or at an alternative site located in West Virginia. The balance of the academic program is delivered online. The entire program requires eighteen months of continuous study, so twelve weeks of campus time is required overall. The program is designed for working professionals who are in public administration, for elected officials, or for people who are in careers that require some education on the new era of security management.

2. Penn State University has one of the criminal justice programs in the country. The university also operates one of the largest accredited online education programs in the nation, with over seventy degrees offered via distance learning; one of them is in homeland security and at the graduate level. The Masters in Homeland Security offers five areas of concentration so that students can simultaneously complete a graduate degree and begin shaping a career track. The specialization options are a general coverage of Homeland Security, Public Health Preparedness, Geospatial Intelligence, Information Security & Forensics, and Agricultural Biosecurity. Two of these options are highly technical intelligence oriented degrees and two are oriented to the biological sciences and biological threats.

3. Georgetown University School of Foreign Service offers the Master of Arts in Security Studies that has several areas of concentration relevant to homeland security. The degree requires completion of a 36 credit hour curriculum, capped by a thesis. The areas of concentration for this prestigious degree include Homeland Security, Intelligence, International Security, Military Operations, Science & Technology, Terrorism & Substate Violence, and U.S. National Security Policy. This might be the one graduate school in the nation where you can specialize in one field associated with homeland security.

4. Syracuse University has an Institute for National Security and Counter Terrorism that is a collaboration of the university's College of Law and the Maxwell School, which includes the Department of Public Administration. The Master of Public Administration at Syracuse has several areas of concentration, one of which is International & National Security Policy. This degree is shaped by the institute and is designed to develop leadership, management and public service skills and capabilities in the areas of national security, international security, and counterterrorism.

5. George Washington University has a professional studies program leading to the Master's in Security & Safety Leadership. Classes are conducted at two of the University's off-campus sites in Arlington, VA and Newport News, VA. The degree was developed in part by the Homeland Security Policy Institute based at GWU. In the University's Department of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering there is also a Master of Science in Crisis & Emergency Management, offered as a more technical approach to critical incident management. The degree in Security & Safety Leadership is designed for working professionals in public policy or administration who are seeking a credential in homeland security management.

Masters in Homeland Security University Rankings

Because the graduate programs in homeland security are often specializations in the fields of criminal justice, public administration or management we have drawn our collection of institutions from those fields as ranked by the US News & World Report annual survey of U.S. colleges, universities and graduate schools. We considered each school based on its rankings for graduate level academics in management or criminology or in public administration. The schools in criminology were a welcome surprise - not the usual collection of Ivy League schools and powerhouse public universities. The programs in management were a little more predictable, but not all of them offer the homeland security specialization. This degree has been developed over the last nine years, as has the concept of homeland security in general.

1. U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to create a Master of Arts in Homeland Security that is a blended course of study requiring presence on campus two weeks of every quarter, or at an alternative site located in West Virginia. The balance of the academic program is delivered online. The entire program requires eighteen months of continuous study, so twelve weeks of campus time is required overall. The program is designed for working professionals who are in public administration, for elected officials, or for people who are in careers that require some education on the new era of security management.

2. Penn State University has one of the criminal justice programs in the country. The university also operates one of the largest accredited online education programs in the nation, with over seventy degrees offered via distance learning; one of them is in homeland security and at the graduate level. The Masters in Homeland Security offers five areas of concentration so that students can simultaneously complete a graduate degree and begin shaping a career track. The specialization options are a general coverage of Homeland Security, Public Health Preparedness, Geospatial Intelligence, Information Security & Forensics, and Agricultural Biosecurity. Two of these options are highly technical intelligence oriented degrees and two are oriented to the biological sciences and biological threats.

3. Georgetown University School of Foreign Service offers the Master of Arts in Security Studies that has several areas of concentration relevant to homeland security. The degree requires completion of a 36 credit hour curriculum, capped by a thesis. The areas of concentration for this prestigious degree include Homeland Security, Intelligence, International Security, Military Operations, Science & Technology, Terrorism & Substate Violence, and U.S. National Security Policy. This might be the one graduate school in the nation where you can specialize in one field associated with homeland security.

4. Syracuse University has an Institute for National Security and Counter Terrorism that is a collaboration of the university's College of Law and the Maxwell School, which includes the Department of Public Administration. The Master of Public Administration at Syracuse has several areas of concentration, one of which is International & National Security Policy. This degree is shaped by the institute and is designed to develop leadership, management and public service skills and capabilities in the areas of national security, international security, and counterterrorism.

5. George Washington University has a professional studies program leading to the Master's in Security & Safety Leadership. Classes are conducted at two of the University's off-campus sites in Arlington, VA and Newport News, VA. The degree was developed in part by the Homeland Security Policy Institute based at GWU. In the University's Department of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering there is also a Master of Science in Crisis & Emergency Management, offered as a more technical approach to critical incident management. The degree in Security & Safety Leadership is designed for working professionals in public policy or administration who are seeking a credential in homeland security management.

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