Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security
The George Washington University

Program Details

From the rise in extremism to the alarming frequency of devastating natural disasters, strong leadership is required to not only be attuned to these threats, but also to proactively address all of them.

The master’s degree in Homeland Security provides a comprehensive, full field view of both current and emerging threats, as well as a cutting-edge graduate curriculum in homeland security studies that examines relevant national and information security policy and practices in the public and private sectors. Designed to prepare working professionals with experience in fields including law enforcement, emergency management, corporate security, public safety, public health preparedness and the military for future leadership positions, the program is taught by acknowledged experts who draw upon their firsthand practical knowledge and strategic expertise. Ultimately, with a master’s degree in homeland security from GW, you will gain an enhanced understanding of security policies and best practices to maintain preparedness and meet homeland security threats head-on. 


  • One letter of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • A bachelor's degree
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education