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2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Homeland Security Studies - 5th Year (Master of Science)

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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 instead of 17 months.

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 candidates must apply online at: www.endicott.edu/Van-Loan/Van-Loan-Admissions 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

Applicants should submit the following to Van Loan School 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.

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