2021-2022 Academic Catalog

M.S. in Legal Studies: Homeland Security

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Program Description

The homeland security concentration of the Master of Science in Legal Studies program provides a comprehensive study of various aspects of homeland security and national security of the United States. This increasingly important course of study takes an all-hazards approach while examining impact, prevention and sustainability from both the public and private sectors. Law and policy issues for the homeland security professional are emphasized and examined.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Christina A. Toras

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery)


Cal U's legal studies program is an Academic Alliance partner with the FBI National Academy Associates (FBI NAA). FBI National Academy graduates who have completed graduate-level courses while attending the academy may transfer up to 9 credit hours to the M.S. in Legal Studies if they have not already been applied toward the requirements of another graduate degree.

The program also partners with the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA Inc.) to award three graduate credits for completion of all three leadership courses required for the Trilogy Award. The three credits can be applied toward completion of the M.S. in Legal Studies.


Course Credits
LAW 600  Law and Public Policy  3
LAW 601  Law and Ethics 3
LAW 602  Law, Civil Liberties and the Constitution 3
LAW 603  Law and Legal Method 3
AST 700  U.S. Homeland Security 3
AST 710  Emergency Management Principles, Law and Policy 3
AST 720  Domestic Extremism in the United States 3
AST 740  Terrorism, Threat and Vulnerability Analysis and Protection 3
AST 760  Biological, Chemical, Nuclear and WMD Threats in Homeland Security 3
AST 780  Intelligence Practice in Homeland Security 3
Total 30

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