From Joselito Ignacio – Deputy Program Director, Chemical Defense , Department of Homeland Security

The 18-month Master’s Program at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security is a tremendous educational experience. The course work is challenging, but the networking opportunities with Federal, State and Local officials, as classmates, as well as the in-depth reading materials and discussions provide a very holistic perspective on our homeland security and defense challenges. I have attained skills in critical thinking and analysis, which are invaluable skills in dealing with the complex issues faced on a day-to-day basis. The program gives opportunities for professionals to think well outside one’s department or agency “box.”