Homeland Security Track
Homeland security is much more than anti-terrorism. It’s about all hazards. It involves how we handle natural disasters and how we secure our transportation hubs. And it’s critical on all levels, from the national Department of Homeland Security to state and local offices.
Our Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a track in Homeland Security features 15-credits of coursework that will prepare you for leadership roles preventing terrorism, reducing vulnerability in our communities, mitigating the threat of damage, and recovering from attacks and natural disasters. Students in this 30-credit program will also take 15 credits of criminal justice courses that will provide a balanced perspective on the study and practices of the criminal justice system with core competencies in areas including intelligence analysis, strategic planning, and comprehensive anti-terror strategies.
Monmouth’s Homeland Security Track is a thoughtfully designed, results-oriented program that:
- Was created by experts in homeland security
- Provides opportunities to work closely with federal, state and local governmental agencies
- Prepares you for new careers in the private sector protecting large multinational companies and
Monmouth University is a partner to the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and has based our curriculum on their nationally recognized program. We also participate in the University and Agency Partnership Initiative, giving you access to the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL), a national collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management.
Because we’re close to New York and New Jersey’s crossings, ports, refineries and the Statue of Liberty, our faculty and instructors ― who are active practitioners in the field ― clearly understand potential threats to homeland security. Their unparalleled familiarity with these dangers will give you a unique insider’s perspective on managing and mitigating the risks to our safety.