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B.S. in Homeland Security/M.S. in Human Security & Resilience

Exceptional students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security (BSHS) degree program at DB College of Arts & Sciences have the opportunity to pursue the Master of Science in Human Security & Resilience (MSHSR) in an accelerated degree program format. In this option, up to nine hours of graduate coursework may be taken to fulfill undergraduate elective requirements and specified courses. These hours will count toward both the BS and MS degree requirements provided that the student is enrolled in the accelerated MSHSR option and receives a "B" or better in the course. Students must complete a minimum of 120 undergraduate/graduate course credits for their Bachelor of Science degree.

A student who has earned a minimum of 88 credit hours with at least a 3.2 CGPA may apply for admission through the Graduate Admissions office. The application must accompany 2 letters of recommendation from faculty in both the undergraduate and graduate programs to indicate (1) the applicant’s potential to successfully complete graduate-level work, and (2) evidence that the applicant has attained the foundational competencies for graduate degree studies. Students will be dropped from the program if their GPA falls below 3.0. The BSHS degree will be conferred upon completion of all bachelor's degree requirements; the MSHSR degree will be conferred upon completion of all master's degree requirements.

The following graduate level MSHSR courses can be taken to satisfy the BSHS requirements:

MHSR 530 (Environmental Security) can be taken in lieu of HS 480 (Environmental Security)
MHSR 520 (Conflict Resolution) can be taken in lieu of HS 320 (Law & Policy)
Any 500-level HSR course can be taken in lieu of the BSHS 300/400-level elective

A Total of 145 credits, including 30 graduate level credits, is required for this option.