Homeland Security Program , M.A. in United States 2019

Northeastern University

Study in:United States
Deadline: 8 July 2019


The Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security Program is intended to prepare the next generation of emergency managers and homeland security professionals for leadership roles in the public and private sectors. The degree offers a comprehensive program of studies covering core elements of homeland security and emergency management at the graduate level, including management skills, intelligence gathering and analysis, risk management, emergency planning and management, legal issues, technological issues and social psychology.

The MA in Homeland Security Program is designed to develop high-level operational expertise through the application of the above content to the implementation of emergency response protocols as executed in the United States. Students can choose from four concentrations: Geospatial Services for Homeland Security, Organization and Infrastructure Continuity, Port Security or Emergency Management. Students will also benefit from the program’s collaborative nature: Northeastern University’s ALERT Center (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) is a multi-university Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. It is one of 12 Centers of Excellence across the country that conducts transformational research, and technology and educational development for effective response to explosives-related threats.

Program Objectives

  • Examine all aspects of the disaster cycle
  • Understand the nature and sources of threats to social, political, and economic systems
  • Develop critical communication skills and techniques related to the public and media
  • Use geographic information technologies to gather and analyze relevant data

Program Structure

Courses Homeland Security Program  include:

  • Introduction to Homeland Security Program
  • The Unconventional Threat to Homeland Security
  • Technology for Homeland Security
  • Intelligence for Homeland Security
  • Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security
  • Crisis Communication
  • Advanced Intelligence Applications for Homeland Security
  • Maritime and Port Security 1
  • Maritime and Port Security 2
  • Aviation Security 1
  • Aviation Security 2
  • Port Security Capstone
  • Topics in Homeland Security
  • Domestic and International Terrorism
  • Issues in National Security
  • Management for Security Professionals
  • Advanced Principles of Security Management and Threat Assessment

Academic Requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words)
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency Proof

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