The George Washington University

The George Washington University is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. We have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and homeland security.

In response to the high demand for comprehensive, strategic knowledge of homeland security, The George Washington University has created the online security and safety leadership program. The main objective of the program is to contribute to the professional development of working safety professionals by analyzing a wide range of homeland security issues, policies and practices.

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The George Washington University


Washington, D.C.

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Online Master of Professional Studies in Security and Safety Leadership

The College of Professional Studies, in partnership with the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at The George Washington University, has created the security and safety leadership program to help develop tomorrow’s security leaders. The program was designed for professionals seeking to work in homeland security, private security, intelligence community and public safety.

Taught fully online, this program is led by faculty who has a professional background in security and safety, providing insight into the field of homeland security. The 100% online format allows working professionals the flexibility to balance their lives and careers while enhancing skills that will help build their futures.

Students in this degree program will develop competencies and knowledge relating to:

Online Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management

This program was developed for working professionals from the military, homeland security and private sectors who want to gain the expertise to address current and emerging challenges in cyber space. You will learn strategies and practices that will empower you to manage critical information in the fight against hackers, terrorism and cyber criminals. This program will also enhance the cyber security leadership skills of current homeland security and criminal justice professionals, preparing the next generation of strategic leaders who work to secure the country’s digital infrastructure.

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