National Security (M.S.) - Homeland Security

National Security (M.S.) - Homeland Security

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
NSEC 501National Security Structure and Responsibilities3
NSEC 502Christian Values in National Security3
NSEC 503National Security, National Defense, & Foreign Policy3
NSEC 504Historic Lessons of National Security in War & Peace3
NSEC 505Cyberspace Policy/Operations & Political Challenges3
NSEC 506Sovereignty & National Security Challenges3
NSEC 507Terrorism & National Security3
Total Hours21
Homeland Security Cognate
HLSC 500Foundations of Homeland Security3
HLSC 510Homeland Security Organization & Administration3
HLSC 520Legal Issues in Homeland Security3
Total Hours9
Thesis or Elective Courses 1
NSEC 689Thesis Proposal and Defense 2,33
NSEC 690Thesis Defense 23
Total Hours6

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Liberty University course work that is more than ten years old may not be applied towards this degree.  Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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