Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Integrated Homeland Security Management (M.S.) 

Application Deadlines

Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023

Priority Deadline: Nov. 1

Final Deadline: Jan. 7

Final Deadline: May 1

Priority Deadline: June 15

Final Deadline: Aug. 15

Admission Requirements 

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university*.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 (2.75 for conditional admission) for the most recent 60 units of graduate or undergraduate work.
  • Submission of a resume.
  • A two-page personal statement describing relevant work experience in political science, health science, information technology or other related fields.
  • A three-page essay discussing a specific, current threat to homeland security and a potential policy response to it. Applicants are encouraged to think broadly in regard to threats and consider the panoply of homeland security issues — including (but not limited to) terrorism, natural disasters, community policing, political extremism, community wellness, or the effects of environmental change.
  • Two reference letters attesting to the applicant's ability to withstand the rigors of a graduate education. Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on the online application.

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in Graduate Admissions.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

How to Apply 

  • Complete the Towson University online Graduate Application.
  • International graduate students may have additional admission and application requirements. See information about how to apply.