Center for Homeland Defense and Security - Curriculum 692

Program Officer

Erik Dahl

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 356

(831) 656-3168, DSN 756-3168, FAX (831) 656-1826

ejdahl@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Carolyn C. Halladay, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 396

(831) 656-6256, DSN 756-6256, FAX (831) 656-1826

cchallad@nps.edu

Website: www.chds.us

Director

Glen Woodbury

Code 06, Watkins, Hall, Room 372

(831) 656-2356, DSN 756-2356, FAX (831) 656-2575

glwoodbu@nps.edu

Master of Arts Degree

Participants: U.S. students only.

This 18-month program is offered at no cost to eligible senior and fast-track local, state, tribal and federal officials and NORTHCOM-sponsored officers with significant homeland security responsibilities.

Program: Designed to accommodate busy officials, the Master of Arts degree program requires participants to be in residence (at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California or at an educational facility in the National Capital Region [NCR]) two weeks each quarter (for a total of 12 weeks). Participants complete the remainder of their coursework via network-based distance learning methods. The curriculum and research are focused on current policy, strategy and organizational design challenges. Participants complete research papers and a thesis on policy development issues confronting their city, state, or sponsoring organization.

The program graduated its first class in June 2004 and graduates approximately 30 officials three times a year. A military variant of the program, including classified courses, is available through the Department of National Security Affairs.

Requirements for Entry

Applicants eligible for sponsorship must be full-time state, local, tribal or federal DHS officials. All others, including military and NORTHCOM, are eligible to apply but must obtain financial sponsorship from their command. A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent is required. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 or its equivalent is required. A complete application is available online at http://www.chds.us.

Entry Date

This is an 18-month program with entry dates in spring and fall for Monterey cohorts; NCR cohorts start in the summer.

The program requires 12 weeks of in-residence attendance, with the balance of coursework conducted online.

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Defense and Security)

Typical Subspecialty Jobs (Executive Level)

Homeland Security

Emergency Management

Public Health

Public Safety (Law, Fire Enforcement)

Public Policy

Subspecialty Code

Navy P-Code: 2600P

Required Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS3180Introduction to Homeland Security

4

0

NS3210The Unconventional Threat to HLS

4

0

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
IS4010Technology in Homeland Security

4

0

NS4156Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy Challenges

4

0

NS3014Research and Writing for Homeland Security

2

0

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3660Critical Infrastructure Protection

4

0

NS4081Research Colloquium

2

0

NS4755Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Homeland Security

4

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS4881Multi-Discipline Approaches to Homeland Security

4

0

NS3028Comparative Government for Homeland Security

4

0

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS4910Internet, Society, and Cyberconflict

4

0

NS4239Special Topics in American Government for Homeland Security

4

0

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS4232Knowledge into Practice: A Homeland Security Capstone Course

3

0

NS0810Thesis Research

0

8

Outcomes