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Homeland Security

Develop the skills and abilities needed to identify, mitigate and respond to domestic security and terrorism threats.

At Park University, our Homeland Security programs are designed for students interested in advancing their careers while helping to address and respond to domestic and international homeland security issues.

The mission of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is to secure the nation from the many threats it faces. At Park University, students in the Homeland Security program learn to respond to these threats with practical and timely knowledge of domestic preparedness principles. If you are interested in a career in federal security administration or emergency response, consider pursuing a degree in Homeland Security at Park University.

Homeland Security Concentration, M.B.A.

The concentration in homeland security is beneficial for those students interested in learning more about homeland security issues and how they can leverage this knowledge to best prepare their firms to timely and appropriately respond to internal and external threats. A number of homeland security issues will be addressed and include, but are not necessarily limited to an analysis of domestic and international threats; mitigation or prevention of threats; and response to terrorism through an understanding of psychosocial, behavioral, criminological, and emergency management theories.

Homeland Security Minor

As you pursue Park University’s Minor in Homeland Security program, you will be able to take face-to-face classes at one of our Kansas City area campus centers, or at one of over 41 campus centers nationwide. You may also take classes online.

The Minor in Homeland Security requires a minimum of 18 completed credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

Homeland Security Undergraduate Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate Program in Terrorism and Homeland Security offers a foundation for understanding problems, and developing solutions, related to evolving terrorist threats and the protection of our national interests.

Homeland Security Graduate Certificate

As a student pursuing our Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security, you’ll have the option of taking classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus, at our downtown Kansas City campus, at one of our campus centers nationwide and/or online. This certificate requires completion of 12 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. The minor requires a minimum of 18 completed credit hours. Students pursuing a graduate certificate must also have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college, or university or its foreign equivalent. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this certificate.







Dr John Hamilton

Chair of the Criminal Justice Program
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr Eugene Matthews

Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Gain integrated knowledge in security, terrorism and emergency management.

Students in the Homeland Security program acquire the capability to develop practical solutions in managing natural and man-made threats and emergency events. When you study homeland security, you will become equipped to assist organizations in preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities associated with both threats and emergencies.


Our programs are designed to help you prepare for careers in the following agencies:

  • The Transportation Security Administration
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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Homeland Security Minor

As you pursue this minor, you’ll study the geography of terrorism, current homeland security issues and strategies, and the management and preparedness techniques necessary to respond to those issues while providing security and guidance to U.S. citizens.

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.