Overview of Field
Given the growing emphasis on national and regional security, the degree of Master of Homeland Security has also grown in importance. Those who graduate from the Master of Homeland Security are trained in the basics of identifying and dealing with threats. Students of the Master in Homeland Security
are provided relevant training in terrorism, negotiations and security technology.
Structure and Duration of the Degree Program

The duration of the Master of Homeland Security depends on whether the students are willing to complete it through full time study or wish to take a few courses per semester. The full time program can generally be completed in one year. Students generally devote the final semester to a substantial project involving teamwork.
Highlights of the coursework
The Master of Homeland Security curriculum is regularly revised to be up to date on recent threats to healthcare, energy and technology. Students may specialize in different functional areas. Much of the coursework involves readings, case studies and group projects to propose solutions that may cater to specific situations.
Admission criteria and graduation requirements
The Master of Homeland Security is an option for students with any form of undergraduate degree. Students with relevant work experience or academic training tend to be favored in admissions. Students are expected to maintain a passing average grade in all relevant courses including the project.
Career prospects and average salary
Those with a Master of Homeland Security are in high demand to work for the government and security agencies, often starting at over $80,000 a year.