Admission Procedures

Apply Early starting Oct 1st! We begin reviewing applications mid-October and Interviews begin in December for the following academic year.

  1. Review the Frequently Asked Questions (before Oct 1st)
  2. Apply to University via CalState Apply (Oct 1st - Mar 1st) Hint: Apply Early!
    • Skip the optional Personal Statement
  3. Transcripts & Scores to Graduate Admissions (Oct 1st - Apr 1st)  Hint: Send Documents Early!
    • Official transcripts from all colleges you attended (How to send transcripts)
    • GRE test scores sent directly to institution 4682
  4. Apply/Upload Supplemental Material at Interfolio (Oct 1st - Apr 1st)  Hint: Apply Early!
  5. e-Request Letters of Recommendation via Interfolio
    • Two letters from academic references
    • One letter from a professional reference
    • Only electronic recommendations allowed (input emails)
  6. Upload Personal Statements to Interfolio
    • Two-page double-spaced statement giving reasons for choosing Homeland Security as a degree objective
    • Two-page double-spaced statement on applicant's qualifications and degree-relevant life experiences
  7. Upload Unofficial transcripts to Interfolio
  8. Upload current résumé or curriculum vitæ to Interfolio
  9. Wait for invitation to interview (Interviews are usually scheduled December-April as applications are completed).  We receive a very large amount of COMPLETED applications in Oct-Dec, so apply early!