From Christopher Smith – Health Commissioner, Portsmouth City Health Department

The CHDS Master’s program in Homeland Security was one of the most rewarding accomplishments of my career. The professors, staff and fellow
graduate students provided me with an amazing opportunity to learn about all aspects of Homeland Security. In addition, the robust alumni association provides
a continued venue to stay involved and continue to work together to improve the Homeland Security Community. The thesis requirement gave me an opportunity to
conduct research and propose ideas to a national stage. Being from a smaller rural city, the Homeland Security Master’s program has been the opportunity
of a life time and given me an unique opportunity to serve my country.