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Earn Your Master’s in Homeland Security Online

The 9/11 terrorist attacks triggered swift and decisive action to protect our nation and the safety of citizens and communities. By earning your MA in Homeland Security online from American Public University (APU), you develop the advanced knowledge needed to thwart terrorism, create safeguard measures, and stay on the leading edge of an ever-evolving field.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

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For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

No Entrance Exams

Start your studies quickly. No GRE® entrance exam is required, and the program starts monthly, putting you in control.

A Leading Authority

Homeland security is one of APU’s flagship disciplines, and the University’s close ties with agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security keep our curriculum on the cutting edge.

Essential Coursework

APU’s master’s degree in homeland security explores vital topics like homeland defense, privacy and civil liberties, resilience, domestic terrorism and extremist groups, and intelligence.

Focused Application

This degree is often sought by those wishing to build leadership skills and knowledge in national security and defense. To personalize your studies to align with your professional goals, you will choose a concentration area.

Collaborative Community

Learn alongside working professional student peers representing the military, government, intelligence, security, defense, healthcare, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement.

Real-World Perspective

Your learning is enriched by the practical experience faculty share from their professional roles with government agencies, the military, defense, and law enforcement.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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