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PhD in Business Administration - Homeland Security Leadership & Policy

The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy program is designed to give students the chance to learn how to apply business principles to the practice of homeland security. Read more about this Northcentral University program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students must already hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited university. Previous coursework or employment experience in law enforcement or homeland security may be helpful. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy program is a research-based doctoral program. The core coursework emphasizes research strategies, quantitative and qualitative methods, and scholarly writing techniques. The core Doctor of Philosophy program also requires students to research and write an original dissertation. The homeland security specialization includes instruction on terrorism, emergency management, and civil preparedness.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

Minimum of 60 credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a Specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

PhD in Business Administration Foundation Courses (33 credits)

  • BUS 7101: Changing Times: Business Administration in the 21st Century
  • BUS 7300: Scholarly Business Communication
  • BUS 7110: The Business Environment
  • BUS 7120: Business Financial Systems
  • BUS 7130: Business Leadership & Strategy
  • BUS 7200: Business Statistics
  • BUS 7310: Introduction to Business Research Design & Methodology
  • Students choose one:
    • BUS 7320: Quantitative Business Research Design & Methodology and BUS 7321: Directed Quantitative Research
    • BUS 7330: Qualitative Business Research Design & Methodology and BUS 7331: Directed Qualitative Research
  • Doctoral Level Elective Course 1
  • CMP 9700B: PhD-BA Portfolio

Doctoral Dissertation Courses (12 credits)

  • DIS 9901A: Components of the Dissertation
  • DIS 9902A: The Dissertation Proposal
  • DIS 9903A: Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
  • DIS 9904A: The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy Specialization Requirements (15 credits)

  • HS 7000: Homeland Security and Terrorism
  • HS 7004: Local Emergency Management and Civil Preparedness
  • HS 7010: Transportation Security
  • HS 7013: Intelligence and Law Enforcement
  • HS 7014: Strategy, Resiliency, and Coping with Fear

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

This Northcentral University program includes instruction in research methodologies, writing, and analytical thinking. The homeland security specialization gives students the chance to learn about terrorism and emergency management. Graduates of this program may be prepared for positions in government or the private sector. Possible positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Civil defense consultant
  • Emergency manager
  • Homeland security analyst

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