Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies
Sam Houston State University

Program Details

Together, the Departments of Security Studies and Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University offer an online Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies.  As a relatively new discipline, rising from the 9/11 US attacks, this master’s program is both conceptual and practical. The degree follows the Homeland Security Enterprise model and employs internationally and nationally renowned faculty. Courses involve emergency management, pandemics and cybersecurity to name a few.  Not only is Homeland Security intended to protect the public-at-large from disasters, but also to protect critical infrastructure.  Your Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies can lead to professional positions in areas such as:

  • Water supply
  • Energy supply
  • Transportation
  • Food and agriculture

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Sam Houston State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Essay/Writing Sample

Additional Info

  • Three years employed in a field related to homeland security or involving critical infrastructure