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Advanced Degrees in Homeland Security are on the Rise

Receiving a degree in homeland security is becoming increasingly popular among college bound students. More and more colleges and universities are offering degrees in homeland security as the threat of terrorism and natural disasters continue to plague our country. Furthermore, more universities are now offering advanced degrees in homeland security. San Diego State University, the universities of Colorado, Connecticut, and Southern California, and others have established or are developing master's programs.

You can now ad Texas A&M University to the list. The university is making plans for masters and doctoral programs in homeland security, with the hopes of taking a leading role nationally in the still emerging and potentially lucrative field. Campus leaders want the master's program in place as early as fall 2008. The doctoral program would come once the master's program matures, said David McIntyre, director of the Integrative Center for Homeland Security at A&M reported the Houston Chronicle. The Texas A&M University System's governing board endorsed the idea last week. The programs, which are in the early stages of planning, are still to go before the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for approval.

The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., which provides advanced degrees primarily for military and law enforcement officers, launched the first master's degree in homeland security nearly four years ago.

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