Colorado Technical University Launches Master of Science in Homeland Security Degree

  Colorado Technical University Launches Master of Science in Homeland
  Security Degree

   CTU among handful of U.S. universities to offer advanced degree in this
                                evolving field

Business Wire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- November 28, 2012

Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education for
career-motivated students, has launched a new Master of Science in Homeland
Security degree that addresses the evolving and advanced skills required for
professionals to help prepare and protect the nation and our local communities
from terrorism, natural disasters and public health emergencies.

CTU is one of only a handful of universities in the world to offer a master’s
degree in homeland security online. The specialized CTU Master of Science in
Homeland Security curriculum is designed specifically for aspiring leaders in
homeland security professions such as law enforcement, fire, emergency medical
services, public health, security and critical infrastructures. The innovative
content provides an understanding of key strategies, policies and
constitutional issues, as well as providing the analytical and communications
tools to help prepare students to be true thought-leaders in their chosen area
of expertise. It also is designed to expand students’ knowledge of other
homeland security sub-disciplines, including cyber security, law enforcement,
fire, emergency services and public health.

“The advanced degree program allows students to hone their critical thinking,
research and communication skills to help advance in their existing
organizations, agencies or companies or to move into other careers within the
new and developing field of homeland security,” said Nadav Morag, Ph.D., CTU
University Dean of Security Studies, a published author on terrorism, security
strategy and foreign policy. “Our coursework is designed for high-level
thinkers who will learn to solve complex programs and make strategic policy.”

The Master of Science in Homeland Security is delivered through CTU’s virtual
campus, allowing students to collaborate and learn online, anytime from
anywhere in the world. The courses are taught by faculty members, many with
professional careers in homeland security, bringing added insights and
perspectives into the classroom.

“The CTU Master of Science in Homeland Security is breaking new ground in
terms of the quality of the content and the expertise – both practical and
academic – of our distinguished faculty,” said Stephen Recca, M.A.,CTU
Program Director for Homeland Security, whose background includes assignments
with the Central Intelligence Agency, State Department and Department of
Defense. “This degree program pushes the envelope, challenging students to
look over the horizon for the next generation of challenges in homeland

In addition to the program’s core curriculum, students have the option of
choosing electives in two subfields of homeland security – cybersecurity, and
emergency management and public health. All students will research and write a

Acceptance into this program is based on a submission of a written essay or
recently published article in a peer-reviewed journal. Candidates must also
have either a bachelor’s degree in homeland security or emergency
management-related fields, with a GPA of 3.0 or better, or five years of work
experience as a homeland security professional.

CTU also offers other undergraduate and advanced degrees for students and
professionals interested in homeland security-related careers. For information
about the new CTU Master of Science in Homeland Security or other programs in
the CTU College of Security Studies, visit

About Colorado Technical University

Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education
for today’s career-focused students and offers support, flexibility and
resources to help students pursue new opportunities. CTU’s industry-focused
curriculum has courses taught by instructors, many with experience in the
fields that they teach. CTU was named to the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 list
of military-friendly schools by G.I. Jobs Magazine, which includes the top 15
percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most
to embrace America’s veterans as students. At CTU, students can collaborate
with people from all over the country via the CTU award-winning Virtual
Campus, which was recognized as the “Best of the Best” in the Education and
Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors program. Students can also
connect on campuses in multiple cities. CTU students can choose from more than
100 undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information, please visit

CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North
Central Association, CTU is also a member of the Career
Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and
schools. For more information visit CTU cannot guarantee
employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial
obligations and more at


For Colorado Technical University
Media Contact:
Amanda Meyer
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