The CHDS MA program is an academic education that develops homeland security expertise and provides access to the nation’s premiere network of local, state, and federal homeland security practitioners.
The master’s program requires commitment from the student but the program is well worth the time and effort. As an added benefit, I have developed some life-long friendships among fellow students and NPS staff.
By providing a strategic, academic framework, the CHDS MA program helped clarify the dynamic and interdependent homeland security roles of local, state, federal government, and our private sector partners. This graduate education advanced the domestic preparedness efforts of my department, and my jurisdiction, and improved my professional network.
If you have the time and the motivation, you owe it to yourself and the country to apply. This country needs to have experienced personnel ready to lead for our future.