In the Post-9/11 world, few universities have the depth of curriculum and breadth of experience in homeland security education than the University. Our instructors are practitioners, many with unparalleled experience safeguarding the nation as military, intelligence, emergency management, public safety and homeland security leaders. In this unique program, students focus on select interdisciplinary topics of homeland security and address primary threats such as weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, intelligence, consequence management, and interagency issues. Students evaluate the readiness and risks of our public, private and military systems.
They strive to develop implementable solutions with the goal of reducing America’s vulnerability to nation states and transnational terrorist organizations. Using predictive analysis methods and research, students create or modify plans that align with current U.S. Department of Homeland Security policies as directed by the President of the United States. The Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security is offered entirely online, enabling motivated professionals to fit career-relevant education into their busy schedules. Many students are actively involved with the University’s network of homeland security professionals and volunteers who share a common goal to reduce America’s risk to national security threats.
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|2011-2012 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||1 year|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||20%|
|Tuition & Fees as of January 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2011-2012 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies4||$214|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 91% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 Cost for books and supplies is based on an average for the courses within this degree program. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
5 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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American Public University System (APUS) makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of an APUS program or coursework will result in employment within a particular field. Many employers take into account various criteria, in addition to education, when determining eligibility for employment. To assist our students in their career search, the APUS Office of Career Services provides students and alumni a variety of tools, resources, information, and guidance to assist them as they pursue their life goals.