Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Get the details on how to apply to the Integrated Homeland Security Management (M.S.) program.

Application Deadline 

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.

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.