Master of Arts in Homeland Security

The online 30-credit MA in Homeland Security prepares students to effectively respond to and recover from homeland security threats and disasters and utilize skills to mitigate their impact. By combining essential leadership and management skills with in-depth knowledge of homeland security strategies, the program equips students with the tools required to help keep the nation safe. 

Track Options

Students can customize their skillset with a choice between these three tracks:


Study the field of homeland security broadly with an array of electives to choose from. Students work with their advisor to pick from a range of interesting courses.  


Focus on information security and computer forensics.

Emergency Management

Develop skills to create safety plans for a broad range of emergencies.  

View the curriculum worksheet (PDF)

Admission Requirement

Online MHS candidates are required to hold a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 GPA). There are no prerequisites and candidates may apply with an undergraduate degree in any field.

Admission Materials

  • Completed online application
  • Affiliate members must submit affiliation confirmation letter
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. Official transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to or mailed to:


Pace University
Graduate Admission Office
Graduate Application Processing Center
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038


  • Current resume

International students must also submit:

To satisfy the Proof of English Requirement, we will accept TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE, or                                Duolingo academic scores.

Tuition Summary

  • Required Credits: 30
  • Cost Per Credit: $713