Homeland Security Policy and Coordination

Now more than ever, America’s security rests in the hands of those with the ability to navigate the intricacies of public policy. Explore how public policy designed to safeguard the nation can be enacted without infringing upon individual rights and freedoms. In this specialization, you will study homeland-security-related trends and issues, such as how national security agencies collaborate to keep the public safe as well as applications of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Track II is a program of study for students who have a master’s degree in a discipline unrelated to the criminal justice field. If you have a master's degree in criminal justice or a related field, see Track I.

Completion Requirements

  • 96 total quarter credits
    • Introductory courses (1 cr.)
    • Core courses (60 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Dissertation (20 cr.)
  •  Four PhD residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days 

The majority of our students take over 2 years to complete their doctoral study or dissertation.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Introductory Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 8000 Course Foundations of Doctoral Study Credits 1
Course Code CRJS 8350 Course History and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Credits 5

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 8351 Course Policy and Analysis in Criminal Justice Systems Credits 5
Course Code CRJS 8352 Course Leadership: Putting Theory Into Practice in Criminal Justice Administration Credits 5
Course Code CRJS 8137 Course The Nature of Crime and Criminology Credits 5
Course Code RSCH 8110J Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits 5
Course Code CRJS 8215 Course Controversies in Criminal Justice Credits 5
Course Code RSCH 8210J Course Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits 5
Course Code CRJS 8217 Course Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime Credits 5
Course Code RSCH 8310J Course Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits 5
Course Code CRJS 8381 Course Program Evaluation Credits 5
Course Code CRJS 8115 Course Writing A Quality Prospectus Credits 5
Course Code RSCH 8260J
or
RSCH 8360J
or
RSCH 8460J
Course Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis
Credits 5

5

5

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 8320 Course Public Policy Implications of Terrorism Legislation and Policies Credits 5
Course Code CRJS 8321 Course Terrorism: A Systemic Approach for Emergency Management Credits 5
Course Code CRJS 8322 Course Critical Incident Planning and Leadership Credits 5

Doctoral Writing Assessment

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code DRWA 8000G Course Doctoral Writing Assessment Credits 0

Dissertation

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 9000 Course Dissertation Credits 20
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