As the first graduate-level Homeland Security program offered in the United States, we proudly offer a rich, interdisciplinary graduate study curriculum leading to the Master of Science degree. We are a "brick-and-mortar" program, as we have found that forming relationships with your current and future colleagues to be of utmost importance.

SDSU is consistently rated a best school by Princeton Review and our Homeland Security program continues to rate in the top two graduate-level national security programs.

We are a program full of people inspired to serve our fellow human beings. We serve in the military, law enforcement, intelligence community, emergency management, NGO's, the corporate world, and academia.  We work on issues ranging from cyber security, counter-human trafficking, child slavery, counter-narcotics, to food and water security issues.  We seek not only to eliminate the bad actors who create and capitalize upon human suffering, but also the economic and security conditions that allow black market and organized crime networks to flourish.  We are working hard to help create a world in which people of all nations have enough to eat, have meaningful economic opportunities, and feel safe in their homes, schools, and businesses. We invite you to explore our program, our process, and our people.

We are excited to announce the launch of the Homeland Security program at SDSU Imperial Valley (HSEC-IV). Starting Fall 2021, the program will offer the same interdisciplinary graduate study curriculum leading to the Master of Science degree at the Calexico-based campus.

The mission of the Graduate Program in Homeland Security is to produce leaders from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds who can effectively and efficiently identify, design and mobilize the appropriate community resources to prevent, deter, preempt, defend against, and respond to terrorist attacks and/or other critical incidents and emergencies on the local, regional, national and international levels.