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MA in National Security Studies - Homeland Security

Regent University's Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in Homeland Security program offers students the chance to understand and learn how to respond to threats to the United States of America. Find out more about this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in Homeland Security

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Considering applying to the Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in Homeland Security program? Strong analytical skills, high integrity, and a desire to defend the country are all important traits for candidates. Every applicant to a graduate program at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

In today's chaotic political climate, it's more important than ever to have people ready to defend against threats. That's the overarching goal of the Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in Homeland Security program at Regent University. The curriculum in this program is designed to help students understand how to identify potential threats, analyze their seriousness, and develop action plans to protect against attacks. Coursework covers a broad range of topics, from Christianity in government to economic policy and disaster management. Through the concentration courses, students have the opportunity to focus on security issues related to international human trafficking, cyberspace, and energy resources, among other areas.

Learning Format:

Online and on campus

Program Length:

36-38 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a Concentration in Homeland Security:

Regent University's Master of Arts in National Security program requires students to complete at least 36 credit hours. These credit hours are divided between core courses for National Security and Homeland Security concentration courses. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Research Methods
  • International Relations Theory
  • Grand Strategy and Military Operations
  • National Security Affairs
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Christian Foundations of Government
    • Christian Ethics & the Law of Armed Conflict

Homeland Security Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Students choose four courses from the following:
    • International Relations and Cyber Politics
    • Social, Political, and Theological Implications of Technology
    • Military Cyberspace Operations, Strategy, and Tactics
    • Public Information Systems Management
    • Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience
    • Maritime Security
    • Energy and Environment Security
    • International Trafficking in Persons
    • Intelligence and National Security
    • Cybersecurity Policy & Affairs
    • Terrorism and Homeland Defense
    • Crisis/Disaster Consequences Management
    • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Students choose two additional electives courses
  • Optional 6 credits of thesis work

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Regent University's Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in Homeland Security program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as security specialists. Positions could be available with government or military organizations.

These are a few examples:

  • Homeland security administration
  • National security analyst
  • Homeland security specialist

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