Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog

School of Social Sciences, Communication & Humanities - Graduate Programs


Programs

Homeland Security Studies (Master of Science)
Homeland Security Studies - Fifth Year (Master of Science)


Graduate Admission Information
Endicott College’s graduate and professional studies schools offer master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees across eight schools and over 100 programs. Admissions are on a rolling basis but we have three priority deadlines for all schools. Submitting your application by the priority deadline helps ensure earlier decisions and class registration. 

Priority Deadlines:
Fall entry - July 15
Spring entry- November 15
Summer entry- April 15 

Decisions regarding admission are made by the admitting departments, however, all offers of admission are subject to verification of college admission requirements such as degree conferral, academic transcripts, official test scores and English proficiency, by Graduate Admissions, Office of the  Registrar.  Graduate program admissions requirements vary by program so please visit the program website for detailed application requirements. 
 


Homeland Security Studies (Master of Science)


The Master of Science in Homeland Security is a 36-credit program designed for current and future homeland security professionals who seek mid- to upper-level leadership positions within this evolving discipline. Through experienced practitioners, case studies, and relevant curriculum, this program teaches students to recognize and understand the complex multi-level and multi-jurisdictional events within emergency management, cybersecurity, and terrorism that confront homeland security leaders in today’s changing environment. Courses are offered in class or online.

Cohort Model
In twenty-first century America, homeland security professionals are expected to work more collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, government agencies, and international allies. Because the need to work in teams and create synergy is more prevalent today than ever, the program (both in class and online programs) admits students into small learning cohorts of no more than twenty. In this fashion, students progress through the curriculum as a group and share learning experiences simultaneously. This educational environment maximizes the group’s experience by creating networking opportunities and long lasting relationships with faculty.

Admission Requirements


All candidates must apply online at: endicott.edu/admission/information-for-graduate-students/apply

Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
  • An updated resume;
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
  • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
  • Interview with the program director
  • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents ina foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

Program of Study


Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Examine the complex functions and interdisciplinary nature of federal, state, and local agencies involved in intelligence, law enforcement, and other homeland security missions.
  • Create effective written and verbal analyses of homeland security policies, practices, and issues.
  • Evaluate strategies, systems, and tactics employed at various levels of government to prevent, mitigate, and respond to emergencies.
  • Analyze the evolution, countermeasures, and policy implications of cyber threats, terrorism, and other key security challenges confronting the United States. 

Required Curriculum


Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits


 

Homeland Security Studies - Fifth Year (Master of Science)


Endicott undergraduates may reduce the time required to complete the Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies by enrolling in the “Fifth-Year Program.” During junior year, undergrads take one graduate course - during their spring semester - and a second graduate course during the spring semester of senior year. Because two graduate courses are complete, the student may then earn the master’s degree in just over one post-grad year.

Junior Year (one course):

  • Spring - Substitute undergraduate free elective for 3 credit graduate course

Senior Year (one course):

  • Spring - Substitute undergraduate free elective for 3 credit graduate course

Admission Requirements


All current Endicott students must apply within their junior year.

  • You must have a 3.0 GPA in your undergraduate courses to apply
  • You must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all graduate courses

Fifth Year Expedited Admissions Process
Current Endicott students are eligible to apply to Fifth Year graduate programs in using an expedited admissions process. In order to be eligible for the expedited admissions process, current students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA*. Students eligible for the Fifth Year expedited admission process are not required to submit an essay, resume, recommendations or transcripts.

Students should apply for a Fifth Year program using the Current Endicott Student Expedited Masters Application form available in MyEndicott. The GPS Office of Admissions will upon receipt of this form obtain a dean recommendation/GPA confirmation and confirm a prospective Fifth Year student has a clear record with the Office of the Bursar and the Office of Student Affairs.

*Otherwise, standard admissions requirements apply.

Please note that the application fee is waived for all current Endicott students and alumni.

All other candidates must apply online at: endicott.edu/admission/information-for-graduate-students/apply.

Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
  • An updated resume;
  • Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate faculty;
  • An explanation essay explaining why you would like to study homeland security (250-500 words);
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
  • Interview with the program director
  • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.