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University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI)

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The University and Agency Partnership Initiative, or UAPI, brings together institutions nationwide dedicated to advancing homeland security education. This effort seeks to increase the number and diversity of students receiving homeland security education, accelerate the establishment of high-quality academic programs, and provide opportunities for collaboration that create an intellectual multiplier effect that furthers the study of homeland security.

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) makes available through the partnership its curriculum, distance learning technology, Homeland Security Digital Library, and all other resources. In return, partners share their curriculum and specialized expertise with the UAPI partners. This provides a cost-effective way to educate thousands of students beyond the NPS campus by reducing the time and resources required of universities and agencies having to build their own curricula and programs from scratch. It also brings synergy to addressing critical research issues, accelerates the development of the homeland security academic discipline, and more rapidly serves knowledge to support the nation's security efforts.

Colleges and Universities Offering Homeland Security Programs

Search or browse a list of over 430 degree or certificate programs in Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness, Terrorism, Cyber Security, and other homeland security-related fields.

UAPI Partners

Search or browse a list of over 360 educational and research institutions participating in the UAPI program.

Visit the UAPI website to find information and learning materials shared among over 1500 homeland security educators nationwide.

Steve Recca
CHDS Partnership Programs
CHDS' UAPI program has worked tirelessly to forge bonds between and among institutions to help create and cement the educational foundations needed to develop a deep bench of homeland security professionals with the expertise and training needed to meet and defeat the challenges of today and tomorrow. By facilitating the sharing of information (both academic and policy resources), and fostering opportunities for collaboration, UAPI provides a valuable service.

Sharon Cardash
Associate Director, GWU Homeland Security Policy Institute