Online Homeland Security Program Recognized as Industry Leader

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February 16, 2019 has selected George Washington University as one of the Best Master's in Homeland Security Degree Programs for 2019. The Online Homeland Security program was ranked Best for Strategic Analysts and #2 overall out of 29 of the best online programs identified.

“The strength of our program is found in our professors who are experts in the subject matter they teach. They work or have worked in the homeland security arena, said Elaine Lammert, Program Director for the Homeland Security Program and the Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management Program. "Combining the academic and practical learning experience provides our graduates a competitive edge over others who seek a career in homeland security." extensively researched and analyzed every online Masters in Homeland Security program in the United States. They also spoke with industry experts, hiring managers, current students and alumni.

Their methodology includes the following weighted criteria:

  • 40% Academic Quality (academic metrics, online programs, faculty credentials and training)
  • 40% Student Success (Graduate Reputation, Student Engagement, Student Services and Technology)
  • 20% Affordability (Average Net Cost, Percent students with loans and default rate)

The George Washington University’s Online Master’s Degree in Homeland Security is designed for working professionals in the homeland security field (including military) who want to develop leadership skills and an in-depth understanding of current, as well as emerging, homeland security issues. Offered by the College of Professional Studies, the program offers students the flexibility of studying fully online or in-person and earning the 36-credit program as quickly as 16 months. Online students can begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semesters.