This program has rolling admissions--in order to ensure timely processing we recommend
submitting your application by August 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring
admission, and May 1 for summer admission. While we will continue to accept applications
and 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 their 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.