Civil Security—Leadership, Management and Policy (CSLMP), D.Sc.

Doctor of Science
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About This Degree

This accredited doctoral degree is one of the first of its kind in the world. Each year a Learning Community (LC) of 30-35 students will enter this three-year program, delivered online with residence for selected summer weeks (two weeks each year) and four weekends throughout the year.

The program immerses students in a generalist civil security doctorate using the three distinct areas recognized by ASIS – International: National, Corporate, and Information Assurance/Cyber Security. This is a scholar-practitioner degree, which will have a strong research and analysis component that is ultimately demonstrated by a successful dissertation.

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Curriculum Map: Doctorate in Civil Security Leadership, Management and Policy

Each July, a Learning Community (LC) of 15 to 20 doctoral students enters the three-year scholar –practitioner program. 

The program features a two-week summer residency and four weekends during the academic year on campus.

Core Courses – 30 credits

Dissertation – 18 credits

 

Summer Start: July Residency

When: Monday – Thursday, for two weeks starting the Monday after the 4th of July)

What: Current Issues in Civil Security Leadership, Management and Policy 

 

1st Fall: One Weekend in September & One Weekend in December 

When: Friday evening – Sunday afternoon

What: Data Analysis

 

1st SpringOne Weekend in January & One Weekend in March

When: Friday evening – Sunday afternoon

What: Doctoral Seminar in Emergency Management

 

Summer 2July Residency

When: Monday – Thursday, for two weeks starting the Monday after the 4thof    July)

What: Communications for Civil Security Leadership, Management & Policy

 

2nd Fall: One Weekend in September & One Weekend in December 

When: Friday evening – Sunday afternoon

What: Civil Security Policy and Budget Implementation

 

2nd Spring: One Weekend in January & One Weekend in March 

When: Friday evening – Sunday afternoon

What: Dissertation Proposal 

 

Summer 3: July Residency

When: Monday – Thursday, for two weeks starting the Monday after the 4thof    July)

What: Dissertation Seminar

 

3rd Fall: One Weekend in September & One Weekend in December 

When: Friday evening – Sunday afternoon

What: Dissertation Advisement 

 

3rd Spring: One Weekend in January & One Weekend in March 

When: Friday evening – Sunday afternoon

What: Dissertation Completion & GRADUATION