From Tony Parker – Assistant Commissioner of Prisons , Tennessee Department of Corrections

CHDS/NPS Masters Degree program offers the most rigorous and academically challenging homeland security program found today. Although the program is very demanding and requires an 18 month commitment that leaves little time for other activities, the rewards for successful completion are life changing. You leave this program with critical thinking skills and the ability to recognize complex problems as well as the skills for analyzing and developing processes and policies to address such problems. The professional networks established during the 18 month master’s degree program provide a professional support base that is everlasting. The support of CHDS staff and the quality of instruction in every class is truly world class and second to none.