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Online Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security: Law & Policy

Program overview: Online M.S. in Homeland Security: Law & Policy

Homeland security is a national effort to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards. The homeland security curriculum provides a basic grounding in law and policy related to homeland security and national security and advanced knowledge of specific homeland security fields.

The program is specifically designed to give non-lawyers advanced instruction in a wide variety of topics. No prior military or disaster management experience is required for admission. Courses may cover:

  • The intricacies of both domestic and international law relating to homeland security.
  • Specific threats currently in play for the U.S.
  • Planning processes for homeland security mitigation.
  • Managing homeland security incidents effectively.

Credit reductions are available for qualified individuals, such as anyone with a J.D. Contact the program coordinator for more detailed information about what degrees and experiences warrant a credit reduction.

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What careers are possible with an online master’s in homeland security: law & policy?

Homeland security professionals work in an increasingly complex environment requiring high-level critical and creative thinking. Whether you're a military officer, a government or private sector employee responsible for security operations and disaster preparedness, or a recent graduate looking to enhance your professional potential, the online M.S. in Homeland Security: Law & Policy will advance your technical expertise and take your career to the next level. The program culminates in a simulation course, which will test your readiness to manage an intensive homeland security crisis. You’ll learn frontline leadership in the following sectors:

  • Defense.
  • Transportation.
  • Public health.
  • Public works.
  • Law enforcement.
  • Emergency management.
  • Immigration.

KU also offers an online graduate certificate in homeland security: law & policy

In addition to the master’s degree, KU also offers an online graduate certificate for homeland security. The certificate consists of two of the three core courses required for the full master’s degree. These core courses, coupled with two electives, provide a solid educational foundation in homeland security law with specialized knowledge and skill in cybersecurity and terrorism.

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How flexible is online learning at KU?

KU’s online degree programs are designed with your busy schedule in mind and offer the flexibility to study wherever — and often whenever — is most convenient for you. Our online courses are taught by the same highly regarded faculty and expert instructors and consist of the same rigorous curriculum and instruction as our on-campus programs.

Why get an online master’s in homeland security: law & policy from KU?

This program offers unmatched opportunities and flexibility. In just one year, you could earn an online master’s degree designed for working professionals who seek to advance their careers and develop specialized skills in the competitive homeland security field. The coursework emphasizes real-world application, earning you practical experience that won’t just add to your resume, but strengthen it.

KU is a globally recognized institution and one of just 38 public universities in the AAU, a group of America’s leading research universities. An online master’s in homeland security: law & policy from KU signals prestige, quality, and career readiness.

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FAQ: online master’s in homeland security: law & policy

Applications are open and accepted on a rolling basis.

Students typically complete this degree in one to two years.

Yes, the online master’s is offered fully remote.

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