Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Homeland Security: Leadership & Policy
Northcentral University

Program Details

Take your management skills and expertise to a new level, as an established professional in the field of Homeland Security.  With this online PhD-BA that focuses on Leadership & Policy, you’ll study contemporary theory and emerging concepts. Under the guidance of engaged faculty, you’ll write and defend your dissertation, applying newly acquired HS knowledge with your experience, to solve a complex, real-world issue.  With Northcentral’s online doctorate, you can choose from electives that align with your leadership goals, from infrastructure security to strategy.  Areas of study likely include:

  • Transportation Security
  • Strategy, Resiliency, and Coping with Fear
  • Intelligence and Law Enforcement
  • Local Emergency Management and Civil Preparedness


Requires 60 credit hours for degree completion.

Must have a conferred master's degree from an accredited academic institution. In addition, there are two options for entry:

  • Direct entry: Master’s program must be in a generalized business area such as business management or business administration OR a specialized business area (e.g., Master of Finance, Master of Human Resources Management) AND an undergraduate degree in business
  • Evaluation track: Individuals not meeting the direct entry requirements must have their transcripts evaluated to determine if previous coursework meets some or all of the Standard Curriculum requirements.

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.