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2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Social Sciences, Communication, & Humanities - Graduate Programs


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

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.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 36

Required Curriculum

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. 

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

Spring Semester - Substitute undergraduate free elective for the following:

Senior Year

Spring Semester - Substitute undergraduate free elective for the following: