Degree Program Overview

The Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies is designed to help students meet the needs of the homeland security enterprise at all levels of government as well as the private sector.

The broad educational objective is to develop thinkers, analysts, managers, and leaders who possess expertise in both theoretical and experiential dimensions of homeland security. Graduates will gain factual knowledge in the field as well as develop their strategic thinking and policymaking skills.

For greater convenience and ease of access, the program is housed at Sam Houston State University – The Woodlands Center, and students can choose from face-to-face classes and online options. Enrollment is available in the Fall and Spring terms.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Master of Science (M.S.)
Length 36 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

Applications to the Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies Degree Program are on a rolling basis.

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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