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  • MS in National Security Management


    The accredited online Master of Science in National Security Management from the College of Computing & Informatics involves an understanding of national and homeland security, policy, law, social, and technological environments.

    Areas of Study and Certificate Options

    The MS in National Security Management focuses on four major areas of study. Students not wishing to complete the full master's program may choose to take the courses from any of these areas as a stand alone certificate program. Certificate credits may also be transferred into the master's program prior to the awarding of the certificate.

    • Continuity Management
      Helps organizations and businesses prepare and cope with possible disruption of operations, whatever they may be.
    • Cybersecurity, Law & Policy
      Examines technical and policy issues under one umbrella while looking at issues of cybersecurity.
    • Homeland Security
      Examines the evolution of Homeland Security as a concept, a legal framework and the redirection of national policies to align with various threats.
    • Intelligence
      Introduces advanced theoretical and practical frameworks for the study of intelligence and its application in a wide variety of contexts, both foreign and domestic.


    • Public Sector
      Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, State, Treasury, FBI, CIA, DEA, and the National Guard.
    • Private Sector
      Physical Security, Information Security, Personnel Security, Information Systems Security, Homeland Security, and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP.)
    • Information Security Analyst
      The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 37% increase in this position in the coming years - much faster than the average for all other occupations

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    HSM 544Introduction to Homeland Security3.0
    CST 604Technology for Homeland Security3.0
    HSM 549Terrorism and Homeland Security3.0
    INFO 719Introduction to National Security Enterprise 3.0
    CST 609National Security Intelligence3.0
    CST 614Counterintelligence3.0
    INFO 517Principles of Cybersecurity3.0
    INFO 717Cyber-Computer Crime Law3.0
    INFO 718Cybersecurity, Law and Policy3.0
    HSM 644Public Management in Crisis3.0
    HSM 645Emergency Incident Risk Management3.0
    HSM 646Infrastructure Disaster Recovery3.0
    NSM 710Applied Project I 3.0
    NSM 711Applied Project II3.0
    NSM 712Applied Project III3.0
    Total Credits45.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or above

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • One letter of recommendation required, two suggested (professional or academic)
    • Essay/Statement of Purpose
      • In approximately 500 words, describe your professional goals, how an advanced degree facilitates the success of those goals, and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1192 per credit.

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    Classes Begin 
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    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

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    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

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    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

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