Graduate students interested in studying homeland security at Monmouth can pursue the programs listed below:
Note: Interested students may also select the MA Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Track. Please visit that page for additional information.
No matter your expertise or undergraduate degree, you can play a pivotal role in how we secure and protect our country and community.
Homeland security involves a lot more than terrorism; it's about ALL hazards—intentional and non-intentional. It involves how we handle natural disasters and how we secure our transportation hubs. And it's a critical area on all levels, from the national Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., to your state and local offices. As a result, this is a field that's continually growing—with important jobs to fill in a variety of areas, at the federal and state levels.
Some well-known organizations that play a large role in homeland security include...
Monmouth University is a partner of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and has based its curriculum on their nationally recognized effort. In addition, Monmouth participates in the University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI), a program of the CHDS. This gives MU students access to the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL), a national collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.
MU is located in close proximity to New York/New Jersey's crossings, ports, refineries, and the Statue of Liberty. Monmouth's faculty and instructors, many of whom are former police officers, clearly understand the potential threats to homeland security and are active practitioners in the field.
With the convenience of online learning, students can learn from these faculty members and pursue an MS degree or certificate from any location. No matter where you live or work, you will have the flexibility to make a difference.
Those in the online MS program will also attend a special program one Saturday per semester to meet with their professors and discuss the content and instructional technologies utilized in each course. Students who cannot make it to campus can participate virtually.
Monmouth University's commitment to defense and preparedness extends beyond its homeland security and criminal justice programs. In 2004, the Rapid Response Institute (RRI) was established to support rapid military, homeland security, and disaster-response decision-making. A collaborative effort between MU and the U.S. Army, the RRI helps local and global areas to monitor, anticipate, and respond to emergency situations, including bioterrorist attacks, large-scale health threats, and natural disasters.
Learn more about the Rapid Response Institute at Monmouth University.