Taught course

Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership

St John's University · College of Professional Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants must submit an online application with the following materials: •Evidence of a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university •A record of scholarly achievement which is evidenced by a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 •Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ability to achieve academic success at the graduate level of study •A thoughtful, well-written essay of approximately 300 words describing the applicant’s reasons for seeking this graduate degree

Months of entry

January, August

Course content

Terrorism, new technologies, and increasingly sophisticated international crime organizations have led to dramatic changes in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership. Some of these changes include:

  • The formation of the multi-agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • The creation of new partnerships between public and private organizations
  • The need to create and implement innovative strategies and tactics to deal with new and traditional criminal enterprises, including intelligence-driven policing models

These realities demand a new generation of highly educated leaders in criminal justice, homeland security, corporate security and other public sector entities. You can gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to join this elite company through the Master of Professional Studies Program in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership (MPS) at St. John’s University.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Robert Medrano