MS in National Security – Homeland Security Ready to Serve


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you interested in a fast-paced career where you are the first line of defense in combating threats to our country? Maybe you have been affected by a natural disaster, and you want to bring about change in both prevention and relief efforts. Our Master of Science (MS) in National Security — Homeland Security degree provides you with strong foundational knowledge in the areas of emergency management, border security, terror groups, and cyber warfare — just to name a few. You will also learn the managerial skills necessary to lead teams and departments while identifying and addressing threats to our country.

A master’s in homeland security degree can help you qualify for a wide range of positions within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies that aim to protect the United States. You could work in border protection, immigration services, telecommunications, international or domestic terrorism, or even federal law enforcement. You might also pursue a career as an investigator or secret service member, or you could secure a position working with disaster relief efforts when American citizens face hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, or other natural disasters.

The country needs someone like you who is committed to a life of service protecting its welfare and its people. When you pursue your degree through Liberty, you’ll receive training to help you excel in any homeland security position.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Choosing where you’ll pursue your master’s degree is an important decision. When you choose Liberty, you’re choosing a well-respected, globally recognized, accredited university. You’re also choosing flexible course scheduling and academic excellence that is grounded in Christian principles and values.

Liberty is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This means all our degree programs have met certain academic standards and requirements and will be respected among the academic community and potential employers. You can rest easy knowing you’ll be earning a challenging and worthwhile degree.

Liberty University’s mission of Training Champions for Christ is central to all we do. Every professor in your program is committed to teaching his or her course from a biblical perspective. We understand that while you pursue your degree, you’ll still have family, work, and extracurricular responsibilities. This degree can be completed 100% online, with 8-week courses available, and no set login times. You can stay committed to both your family and your career success at the same time.

Our master’s degree in homeland security offers comprehensive and advanced training in intelligence, terrorism and counterterrorism, hazard management, and other components of national security. You will explore the historical and contemporary concepts of national security as well as the laws, strategy, and data that guide national security agencies in decision-making.

Upon graduation, you will have the training to:

  • Analyze the structures, functions, capabilities, and activities of national and international security community members
  • Apply a Christian worldview to aspects of the national security context
  • Apply knowledge of literature in the discipline of national security to research and analysis of national security strategy, policy, and execution
  • Prescribe responses to contemporary and anticipated threats to national security

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.