The Master of Science in Cyber and Homeland Security Administration (MSCHSA) is a 36-credit graduate program that focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of enforcing and ensuring cyber and homeland security.  There is also a strong emphasis on leadership throughout the program.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide graduate level studies for the non-traditional student involved in security
  • Support success of the students in the educational process
  • Contribute to the preparation of world citizens through global education, and
  • Encourage the development of high-quality, applied research for the practitioners in the field of cyber and homeland security

Program highlights

  • Offered fully online, as well as in-person and blended options
  • State-of-the-art Cybersecurity Lab
  • 36-credit graduate program divided into 12 courses
  • 50% tuition scholarship for all applicants
  • Faculty with extensive industry experience.
  • Onsite classes offered at multiple New Jersey locations

Admissions requirements

  • Completed online application. There is no fee to apply
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Official transcripts
  • Current professional resume
  • English proficiency test
  • GMAT and GRE scores are NOT required

Visit the School of Administrative Science admissions requirements for additional details.

Degree requirements

All students will be required to complete four (4) mandatory courses: Homeland Security and Constitutional Issues; Research and Policy Analysis; Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Awareness; and Strategic Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation with a thesis, as well as two (2) electives.The program focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of enforcing and ensuring homeland security and includes areas of specialization. Certain areas of specialization have additional course requirements.

CHSA 7601* Homeland Security and Constitutional Issues
CHSA 7602* Research and Policy Analysis
CHSA 7603* WMD/Terrorism Awareness
CHSA 7604* Strategic Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation


Elective Courses by Concentration
Terrorism and Security Studies Concentration (Select any six courses)
CHSA 6601* Terrorism Issues and Implications
CHSA 6602* Computer and Network Security
CHSA 6603* Cyber Forensics Issues and Impacts
CHSA 6604* Assessing Internal and External Threats
CHSA 6605* Preparing for Catastrophic Emergencies
CHSA 6606* Historical Perspectives of Terrorism
CHSA 6607* Border Security: Policies, Actions, and Implications
CHSA 6608* Terrorism and Disaster Management
CHSA 6609* The Face of Terror
CHSA 6610* Bio-terrorism Preparedness and Response


Leadership Concentration (Select any six courses)
CHSA 6619* Collaborative leadership
CHSA 6620* Organizational Leadership
CHSA 6621* Human Resource Management
CHSA 6622* Effective Team Building
CHSA 6623* Implementing Organizational Change
CHSA 6624* Effective Decision Making for Organizations
CHSA 6625 Organizational Communication
CHSA 6626* Resolving Conflicts in Organizations
CHSA 6627* Values and Ethics for Decision Making

* Also available in online modality

Graduate Certificates
Contact Information
Kate Zatz, Assistant Dean, School of Administrative Science

Course Descriptions