What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Cyber and Homeland Security Administration (MSCHSA) program is administered by the School of Administrative Science (SAS) from the Metropolitan Campus and is conducted off-campus (week nights and Saturdays) and online. Both Petrocelli College of Continuing Education and SAS are dedicated to providing experiential learning to adults through non-traditional formats.

The MSCHSA program focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of enforcing and ensuring homeland security and includes several areas of specialization. There is also a strong emphasis on leadership throughout the program.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide graduate level studies for the non-traditional student involved in homeland security,
  • support success of the students in the educational process,
  • contribute to preparation of world citizens through global education, and
  • encourage the development of high-quality, applied research for the practitioners in the field of homeland security.

The MSCHSA program is a 36-credit graduate program divided into 12 courses. Tuition includes 50% scholarship for all applicants. All students will be required to complete four mandatory courses: Homeland Security and Constitutional Issues; Research and Policy Analysis; Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Awareness; and Strategic Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation with a thesis. Certain areas of specialization have additional course requirements. The program is designed for off-campus and online delivery, although courses will also be offered in a blended-model with off-campus classes in a traditional classroom setting combined with online work.

Learning Outcomes

1. Strategic Orientation – An SAS graduate will demonstrate the ability to develop, implement, coordinate, and/or manage a strategic plan through a collaborative process.

2. Communication – An SAS graduate will demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver effective oral presentations and or write documents that present and evaluate information and opinion in a logical and analytical manner, incorporating research and documentation, and using style, grammar, mechanics, and format appropriate to an educated audience.

3. Information Literacy – An SAS graduate will demonstrate the ability to carry out thorough and effective information search strategies using traditional print, digital, and internet sources, evaluate information accessed, and use this information along with existing knowledge to create something new.

4. Critical Thinking – An SAS graduate will demonstrate competency in critical thinking that encompasses dimensions of informal logic and ethical analysis.

Which department am I in?

International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,285 per credit hour
Start date

Expected August 2021


International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management

1000 River Road,


New Jersey,

07666, United States

Online/Distance (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $640 per credit hour
Start date

Expected August 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, which may be waived.

For international students

A 2.75 or above undergraduate GPA must have been maintained to be considered for admission.

A minimum of four years of previous university study is required of all applicants for graduate study.

English proficiency: TOEFL IBT 60 [Special consideration for applicants who score within 10 points]; TOEFL PBT - 51; IELTS - 5.5 [Special consideration for applicants who score within 0.5 band]; ITEP - 3.5; Pearson’s PTE-A – 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.