Legal Studies: Homeland Security

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Master of Science: Legal Studies: Homeland Security Concentration - Credits: 36-37 (Program Code: 0953)

Certificate: Homeland Security - Credits: 15 (Program Code: 0715)

Program Description

The Legal Studies: Homeland Security program provides two options: a master's degree and a certificate.

The Master's of Science Degree in Legal Studies: Homeland Security Concentration presents a neat and clean program that prepares supervisory personnel to tackle the many challenges inherent in the protection of a nation. It allows justice professionals, health specialists and legal specialists to concentrate on the methodology of security in this narrow context. Aside from the recurring demands of professional justice duty, homeland security delivers another slant and perspective to harried and often over-tasked public servants.

The threat of terror and the posture to withstand its onslaught can only be described as a very serious business. Trained, educated and intellectually sophisticated specialists compose the front line of defense in the ongoing resistance to those forces, which undermine the American way of life.

Daily, dedicated civil servants serve the needs of so many so often that the additional variable of terrorism cannot always be the primary consideration. Students can expect to complete the master's degree program in one year and one semester if taking four 8-week classes per semester; two years and one semester if taking two 8-week classes per semester.

The Homeland Security Certificate program provides students with the opportunity to focus on the key courses within the master's degree. Students may complete the certificate as part of the master's degree or as a stand-alone program.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Admission Criteria

Curriculum - Master's

Curriculum - Certificate


Students in the legal studies master's degree and certificate programs receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

Program Website

For Additional Information

Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Coordinator

Christina A. Toras, J.D. (Capital University Law School), M.A. (East Carolina University), B.A. (Youngstown State University), Chair/Associate Professor, Full-Time Faculty;
Specializations: legal research and writing, real estate and corporate law, legal system ethics, appellate legal practice and private sector justice
          Web Page:
: 724-938-4761

Program Faculty

Jeffrey S. Magers, Ed.D., M.A. (Spalding University), B.S. (Eastern Kentucky University), Associate Professor, Full-Time Faculty

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