At the local, national and international level, threats to our homeland’s security continue to evolve and morph. A new generation of vigilant leaders requires a new mission for education. Anna Maria College is proud to offer a new online Concentration and Certificate in Homeland Security in our Master of Public Administration program. Created and taught by highly respected experts in the field, this program offers returning vets and working professionals the edge to advance their careers in this growing market segment as well as the convenience of online flexibility. These are credentials worth looking into for those who wish to stand strong for our country’s security, whatever tomorrow may bring.
The building of national security has taken on great importance in this day and age. To succeed, professionals must be well educated on ethical and social issues of security, liberty, risk assessment and vulnerability, motivation, multiagency cooperation, intelligence cycles, victimization and fear, technology, resource management, and media/ mass communication informing them through the various processes and resources available while developing best practices, programs and policies in response. To address these issues, Anna Maria College has developed a Graduate Certificate/Concentration in Homeland Security.
Students enrolled in the Homeland Security Program have two options: a stand-alone Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security for those looking beyond the undergraduate level and outside a degree program; or as a concentration under the Master of Public Administration Program at Anna Maria.
Anna Maria College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Direct Track for Anna Maria College's Master of Public Administration is a total of 36 credit hours. For those who qualify, a mid-career track is available in which only 30 credit hours are required.
Mid-Career Track: Your Work Experience Counts
If you have at least four years of progressive work experience in public administration or in one of the concentration areas, you may be eligible to waive up to two courses from the online MPA requirements. That means you could earn your online Master of Public Administration degree in as few as 10 courses instead of 12.
Facts & Figures
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Online with no set class times
Master's College or University I
Have access to a desktop or laptop computer with the following capabilities: Internet connection, email that supports attachments, printer, Office 97 suite or higher, and a sound card
U.S. residents only - Anna Maria College is not currently accepting applications for our online programs from students residing in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, Minnesota, and Mississippi.
Varies by program