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
  • 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

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.

Required courses 

[all courses available in online modality]

  • 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

Concentrations

Terrorism and Security Studies

[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 

[Select any six courses]

Graduate Certificates
Contact Information
Lorraine Neinstedt, Associate Director
201-692-7171
niensted@fdu.edu

Course Descriptions