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Homeland Security Leadership Development Track

Chaminade University of Honolulu in partnership with the Naval Postgraduate School is offering a Homeland Security Leadership Development (HSLD) track for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree. This track is designed for federal, state, county, and municipal government officials (civilian and military) with responsibilities in Homeland Security and Civil Defense, as well as for those individuals interested in pursuing occupations relating to homeland security management.

Purpose

The purpose of the HSLD program is to:

  • Prepare federal, state, county, and municipal leaders for future Homeland Security challenges.
  • Provide leaders with the specialized knowledge and skills required in their occupations related to Homeland Security.
  • Promote and build interagency cooperation at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.

Requirements

The Homeland Security Leadership Development track of the MSCJA degree requires forty-five (45) credit hours of course-work. The student is required to complete the seven core courses (21 credit hours) required of the MSCJA degree and the eight required HSLD courses (24 credit hours) listed below:

  • CJA 771 HSLD Introduction to Homeland Security
  • CJA 772 HSLD Technology for Homeland Security
  • CJA 773 HSLD Asymmetric Conflict and Homeland Security
  • CJA 774 HSLD Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
  • CJA 775 HSLD Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Homeland Security
  • CJA 776 HSLD The Law and Homeland Security: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
  • CJA 777 HSLD Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy Challenges
  • CJA 778 HSLD The Psychology of Fear Management and Terrorism

Certification Program

Those applicants not seeking a MSCJA degree, but who desire to earn certification in Homeland Security Leadership Development will complete only the eight required HSLD courses while complying with the programís academic requirements. Upon successful completion of the eight HSLD courses, students will receive a Homeland Security Leadership Development certificate, signed by the MSCJA Program Director, the Director of Graduate Services, and the Provost of Chaminade University of Honolulu.