This program accepts students for fall, spring and summer terms. To ensure timely
processing, submit your application and supporting materials as early as possible.
Application deadlines are August 1, January 2, and May 1, respectively. While we
may continue to accept the supporting materials after these dates, we cannot guarantee
that your application will be reviewed in time for the start of classes.
- 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.
- Three years post-bachelor’s experience working in health, information technology, security
or related areas.
- 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
Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in Graduate Admissions.
*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.