Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals, MA

Campus: NYC


With the unfortunate rise of terrorist attacks around the globe coupled with unforeseen natural and manmade disasters, skilled homeland security professionals are in high demand. Offered by the Pace University Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the online MA in Homeland Security prepares students to effectively respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters and mitigate the impact of terrorist attacks. By combining essential leadership and management skills with in-depth knowledge of homeland security strategies, the program equips students with the tools required to help keep the nation safe.

Ideally located just blocks from the World Trade Center, Pace University’s Manhattan campus is a hub for the study of homeland security. Our online students benefit from the same rigorous curriculum and access to resources as our on-campus students, and have the opportunity to study subjects including:

  • Public sector management
  • Public sector strategic planning and budgeting
  • U.S. Constitution and ethical issues
  • Policy analysis and program evaluation
  • International human rights
  • Intelligence gathering strategies
  • Technology and critical infrastructure protection
  • Public health issues for homeland security leaders
  • Psychology and terrorism
Required Courses
CRJ 600Online Student Seminar for HS0
CRJ 601Introduction to Homeland Security3
CRJ 602Public Sector Management3
CRJ 603Public Sector Strategic Planning and Budgeting3
CRJ 604U.S. Constitution and Ethical Issues3
CRJ 605Public Sector Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation3
Required Elective Courses
Select seven of the following:21
International Human Rights
Technology and Critical Infrastructure Protection
Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security
Special Topics in Homeland Security
Psychology and Terrorism/Fear
Research Colloquium and Capstone Seminar
Comparative Governments
Intelligence Gathering Strategies for Homeland Security
Public Health for HS Leaders
Total Credits36