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Tulane introduces online program in homeland security

July 13, 2016 1:30 PM


Barri Bronston



The Homeland Security Studies program at Tulane University is going online.

Enrollment is now open for the new program, which will debut during the 2016-17 academic year and lead to a Master of Professional Studies degree (MPS) in homeland security. Courses are still being offered for students enrolled in the in-residence program.

The online program, which is being offered through the Tulane School of Continuing Studies, combines such courses as terrorism, critical thinking and intelligence, cyber threats, infrastructure protections and emergency management.

“Tulane is the only university in the region to offer an online MPS that covers both homeland security and emergency management,” said Michael Wallace, director of Homeland Security Studies. “All of our professors are esteemed experts in their fields, and they also have experience teaching online classes. The MPS program is perfect for anyone seeking to advance in the homeland security, law enforcement, disaster preparation and response or emergency management fields or to pursue a career in these fields.”

To earn the MPS, students must successfully complete 10 classses – four core courses and six electives. The core courses will be offered in the fall semester and include health and medical Issues in emergency management; intelligence research, method and analysis; homeland security and approaches to counter-Terrorism; and emergency management.

After successful completion of the four core classes, students must take six electives in homeland security and emergency management to earn their degree.

Applicants for the MPS program must submit an application which includes a brief description of how a graduate education from Tulane can assist in achieving personal objectives, and students must also submit official college transcripts. Interested students holding a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university should visit the school’s website at www.scs.tulane.edu.

Tulane’s School of Continuing Studies offers competitive tuition rates and is a top-rated university by U.S. News and World Report for serving the needs of veterans.