NJCU offers one of the first Doctoral degrees in the field of Security Studies in the U.S. Launched in the summer of 2012, students are immersed into a generalist civil security doctorate using three distinct areas:
This DSC is a scholar-practitioner degree, with a strong research and analysis component that is ultimately demonstrated by a successful dissertation.
Each year in July, a Learning Community (LC) of 15-20 doctoral students enter this three-year program, primarily on-line throughout the year, with a two week summer residency and four weekends during the academic year on campus.
Completion of this degree prepares one to assume executive-level responsibilities of a major security position within government, business or education. Further, this terminal degree will prepare students to become post-secondary educators in the professional security field.
All full-time and adjunct professors hold the appropriate doctoral degrees, professional certification(s) and a minimum of 15 years of professional security experience. Since 2009, NJCU is a National Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency and reciprocal with the Department of Homeland Security authorizing for various research projects, grants and scholarships to security professionals who are participating in DSc degree program.
The NJCU Professional Security Studies program is one of the few in the country to be designated as a center of academic excellence (CAE) in both cybersecurity and intelligence.
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