Program Overview

California University of Pennsylvania offers a three track program for its Master of Science in Legal Studies online program. The Homeland Security track requires students to earn 36 credit hours in core classes, Homeland and Security classes, and other electives.

Individuals who choose this career path can be expected to compose the front lines of defense to protect the American way of life from threats of terror and its onslaught. Simply said, the primary goal of those who complete this program is to protect their nation.

The core courses of this program are Law and Public Policy, Law and Ethics, Law, Civil Liberties and the Constitution, and Law and Legal Method. The Homeland and Security Track specialized courses will focus on U.S. Homeland Security, Terrorism, Threat & Vulnerability Analysis & Protection, Biological, Chemical, Nuclear & WMD Threats in Homeland Security, and Intelligence Practice in Homeland Security. Students will also choose 12 other credit hours from a list of approved classes.

Cal U aims to prepare those in this program with the ability to plan programs and strategies that will prevent terrorist attacks within the United States. Also, students will develop strategies and programs that will reduce America’s susceptibility to terrorism. Another objective Cal U wants to achieve is to teach students how to strengthen homeland security on local/state/federal levels as well as civil-military and cooperation within different agencies. Helping leaders in the government make improvements in homeland security preparedness is also an important task given to those in this career field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


    Students must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum quality point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

    School Overview

    Established in 1852, California University of Pennsylvania is a medium-sized campus located in California, Pennsylvania, in a rural area 35 miles away from Pittsburgh. This school is dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies. Students can choose from one of more than 75 online associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees offered completely online. You’ll receive the same diploma you would from one of our on-campus programs.


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