Potential MSHS Degree Timeline

This is a hypothetical timeline that shows how a student can complete the Master of Science in Homeland Security degree program at Thomas Edison State University in about 18 months.

To demonstrate how you could progress through the program over an 18-month period, we are using the January term as your first term and move through the program during the four graduate terms offered each year. Each term is 12 weeks.

The timeline is informational in nature and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled graduate students work with our deans and academic advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how a student will complete their degree and whether they can transfer previously earned graduate credits or earn graduate credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.

Term (runs for 12 weeks) Courses To Take
First Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • HLS-500: Terrorism and Homeland Security in the U.S. (3 credits)
  • HLS-620: Preparedness: Prevention, and Deterrence (3 credits)
Second Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
  • HLS-510: Protecting the Homeland: Balancing Security and Liberty (3 credits)
  • HLS-630: Protecting the Homeland: Response and Recovery (3 credits)
Third Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of July
  • HLS-501: Natural Disasters (3 credits)
  • HLS-615: Domestic and Global Intelligence for Security Management (3 credits)
Fourth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of October
  • HLS-625: Technology and Information Security (3 credits)
  • One elective (3 credits)
Fifth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • HLS-640: Administration and Finance for Security Professionals (3 credits)
  • One elective (3 credits)
Sixth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
  • HLS-650: Homeland Security Capstone (6 credits)

View MSHS Course Descriptions