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2022/2023 University Catalog 
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Homeland Security, M.S.

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(Major Code: 22102) (SIMS Code: 779001)

Also offered at SDSU Imperial Valley

In addition to meeting the requirements for the Master of Science degree, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , students must complete 30 units of coursework in an officially approved course of study as outlined below. Students must earn a minimum grade point average of B (3.0) in the master’s program and no less than a C in each course. Students may meet the culminating experience requirement through Plan A by completing H SEC 799A  or through Plan B by completing H SEC 790  and successfully passing a comprehensive examination.

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Graduate Program (30 Units)

Homeland Security Electives

Six units in consultation with program adviser.

Non-Homeland Security Electives

Three units in consultation with program adviser.

Study Abroad (3 Units)

All homeland security graduate students are required to complete a homeland security-related study abroad experience. To meet this requirement, students must complete one of the following with the preapproved and written consent of the program adviser:

  1. A CSU Study Abroad Program;
  2. An SDSU Exchange Program;
  3. An SDSU Semester Abroad Program;
  4. An SDSU Travel Study Program;
  5. A homeland security practicum, special topics, special study, or research conducted abroad.

See the homeland security study abroad guide located in the homeland security Blackboard homeroom and the program adviser to make arrangements to meet the study abroad requirement.

Plan A or Plan B (3 Units)

Students who complete Plan A, thesis or project option must include H SEC 799A  in their program of study. Students who complete Plan B, non-thesis option must include H SEC 790  in their program of study and pass a comprehensive examination.

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