Welcome to the Graduate Program in Homeland Security.
The HSEC Program offers interdisciplinary graduate study leading to the Master of Science degree in Homeland Security. Our Program was the first of its kind in the nation, taking advantage of the unique learning and research opportunities offered by the “living laboratory” that is the San Diego-Baja border region. The HSEC Program provides a vibrant and challenging learning environment where scholarly, educational, and research endeavors are applied to real-world challenges associated with man-made and natural emergencies and critical incidents on the local, national, and global levels. We have over 150 active graduate students who bring their diverse professional, disciplinary, and cultural backgrounds into the learning and research processes. We are focused on positive solutions such as International Trade Optimization as championed by Assistant Secretary of DHS for International Affairs and also Chief Diplomatic Officer, Alan Bersin, through our relationships with dozens of federal agencies, NGOs, and non-profit organizations.