Jun 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Homeland Security Studies (Master of Science)


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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 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.

Program of Study


Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Recognize the complexity of the interdisciplinary structure of homeland security functions at the federal, state, local and private level.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think, act, and articulate critically, pragmatically, and strategically about homeland security.
  • Design and evaluate homeland security-related strategies, policies, and plans at various levels of government to protect, prevent and respond to a catastrophic event or disaster.
  • Identify and evaluate specific homeland security challenges facing the United States in the 21st century.

Required Curriculum


Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits


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