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Master of Science in Homeland Security 

Admissions requirements

  • Completed KU Graduate Application, available at Graduate Admissions
  • Statement of personal and professional goals
  • Copy of current resume, Army Officer/Enlisted Record Brief (ORB/ERB) or service equivalent
  • Official transcripts
  • B.A. or B.S. from an accredited U.S. college or university or equivalent degree from a foreign institution and relevant professional experience or achievement
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above; students with a GPA between 3.0 and 2.0 may be provisionally admitted given relevant professional experience and achievement.


International students must meet KU’s English proficiency, Visa/120 and financial support document requirements.

Curriculum & Requirements:
The homeland security curriculum provides a basic grounding in law and policy related to homeland security, national security and advanced knowledge of specific homeland security fields. The program is specifically designed to give non-lawyers advanced instruction in a wide variety of topics. Courses may include:

Core courses | Credit hours noted. Students must complete all courses to obtain 12 credit hours.
LAW 815    International Dimensions of Homeland Security Law (3)
LAW 816    Domestic Dimensions of Homeland Security Law (3)
LAW 817     Practicum in Homeland Security (6)

Elective courses | 3 credit hours each. Students must complete 21 credit hours.*
JOUR 840    Topics: Crisis Communication
LAW 994     Special Topics: Terrorism Finance
LAW 994     Special Topics: Cybercrimes
LAW 994     Special Topics: Cyber Law
EVRN 720     Topics in Environmental Studies: Biosecurity in the 21st Century

Total credit hours: 33

Nine credit hours will be granted for JD conferred.
Nine credit hours articulated in coordination with Army
University for elective coursework completed by resident Command and General Staff Officer College students.
*Other electives approved by program leader

 

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security

Curriculum & Requirements:

The homeland security certificate curriculum allows professionals an opportunity to generate expertise in homeland security issues, and more specifically in cyber law and security issues, while maintaining their existing work-life responsibilities. Courses may include:

Core courses | Credit hours noted. Students must complete both courses to obtain 6 credit hours.

LAW 815            International Dimensions of Homeland Security Law (3)

LAW 816            Domestic Dimensions of Homeland Security Law (3)

 

Elective courses | 3 credit hours each. Students must complete one course.

Questions?

Beth Tucker