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Application to the Master’s Program

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security accepts applications for cohorts in two locations. The curriculum and structure of the programs are identical.

Program begins Location Application deadline Applicants notified
Fall 2014MontereyMay 1, 2014 [closed]Aug 2014
Spring 2015MontereyDec 1, 2014Feb 2015
Summer 2015National Capital RegionDec 1, 2014Feb 2015
Fall 2015MontereyMay 1, 2015Aug 2015

Monterey Cohorts: In-residence course sessions are held at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. The majority of the Monterey cohort participants are state and local officials with a mixture of DHS and other federal agency leaders.

National Capital Region Cohorts: In-residence course sessions are held at Customs and Border Patrol, (CBP) Global Borders College in Harper's Ferry, WV as part of the DHS Homeland Security Academy. The majority of the National Capital Region cohort participants are DHS and other federal agency leaders with a mixture of state and local officials.

All applications completed by the deadline will be considered for cohorts in both locations. You do not need to designate a location or date during the application process.

Note to DHS employees: The following DHS components have an internal nomination process. If you work for one of these components, please contact your POC (listed below) for specific internal application instructions. Otherwise, please continue the CHDS application (button below).

 

USCG - Civilian Personnel: Darlene Murphy [Darlene.M.Murphy@uscg.mil, 202-475-5520]

USCG - Uniformed Personnel: LCDR Kevin Duffy [Kevin.f.duffy@uscg.mil, 202-372-3001] (Except Cyber)

USCG - Uniformed Personnel: Lucinda Cunningham [Lucinda.Cunningham@uscg.mil, 202-475-3503] (Cyber Only)

USCIS: Vas Mantzouranis [Vasilike.I.Mantzouranis@uscis.dhs.gov, 202-233-2569]

S&T: Krystle Allen [Krystle.Allen@hq.dhs.gov, 202-254-6326]

TSA: Patrese Roberts [Patrese.Roberts@tsa.dhs.gov, 571-227-1882]

CBP: Valerie Randall [valerie.randall@cbp.dhs.gov, 304-535-5349]

Office of Policy: Joanna Karwacka Krantz [joanna.karwackakrantz@hq.dhs.gov, 202-282-8993]

ICE: Rebecca Highsmith [Rebecca.Highsmith@ice.dhs.gov, 202-732-1301]

USSS: Kathy Wilson [katherine.wilson@usss.dhs.gov, 240-624-3358]

FEMA: Mary Waller [Mary.Waller@fema.dhs.gov, 202-212-2083]

FLETC: David L. Patrick [David.patrick@fletc.dhs.gov, 912-280-5210]

Office of Chief Procurement: Officer Connie Dutton [Connie.Dutton@hq.dhs.gov, 202-447-5308]

I&A - Primary POC: Nicholas Stark [Nicholas.Stark@hq.dhs.gov, 202-282-8680]

I&A - Alternate POC: Tanya Graham [Tanya.Graham@hq.dhs.gov, 202-447-4591]

OPS: James Bentley [james.bentley@hq.dhs.gov, 202-357-7619]

NPPD: Monique Dula [monique.dula@hq.dhs.gov, 703-235-2013]

NPPD - Alternate POC: Stacy Armstead [stacy.armstead@hq.dhs.gov, 703-235-1923]

NPPD - Alternate POC: Alexander Nickodem [alexander.nickodem@hq.dhs.gov, 703-235-2012]

All other HQ: Brian Johnson [brian.johnson@hq.dhs.gov, 202-357-8428]

 

Note to U.S. ARMY NORTH applicants: There is an internal nomination process. Please contact Dorothy Cannon, 210-221-1285, for specific internal application instructions.


Application buttonLogin first if you already have a CHDS or HSDL website account and password, or have already begun an application.

Application buttonIf you do not have a CHDS or HSDL website account and password, create an account to begin.

Frequently Asked Questions

CHDS Helpline
chdsmaap@nps.edu
Phone: 831-656-3829
Fax: 831-656-2619

Heather Issvoran
Director, Strategic Communications
Contract Support for The Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Cell: 831.402.4672
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image The greatest take away from the program was my ability to look at things differently and think about issues in different ways, while considering alternative opinions and approaches. The network of contacts has proved invaluable and I treasure the friendships I developed. I applied to better myself and the Master's degree was a personal goal. It has been a great sense of pride and accomplishment, and an experience I would not trade. It not only showed me what I can accomplish, but instilled in my son at an early age the value of education.
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Kimberly Owens
Lieutenant of Police, Dallas Police Department
Graduated September 2013

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