Anne Arundel Community College

Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute

Since first opening its doors in 1961, the Anne Arundel Community College has grown into an award-winning accredited public two-year institution with more than 53,000 students on a 230-acre urban campus in Arnold within minutes from Maryland’s capital of Annapolis. Benefiting from the strategic location near the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Cyber Command, the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute is focused on preparing expert leaders for succeeding in various law enforcement fields.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Homeland Security Management

As a comprehensive 62-66 credit hour program leading to a wide array of career opportunities in law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency management, port security, corporate intelligence, customs security, border patrol, and other emergency operations, the A.A.S. degree in Homeland Security Management provides a fundamental overview to developing contingency plans for catastrophic incidents and emergencies. While students may choose to pursue the general studies track, there is also a concentration available in Intelligence Analytics focused on national security and cyber forensics.


Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)


101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
(410) 777-1159

Frederick Community College

Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management

Centrally located on a beautiful suburban campus in the town of Frederick at the midway point between the major metropolitan hubs of Baltimore and the District of Columbia, Frederick Community College is an accredited two-year public higher learning institution that serves the academic needs of more than 16,000 students each year. In particular, the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management (MACEM) is committed to delivering innovative educational opportunities for students seeking professional development in the emergency management field.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Emergency Management

With the goal of providing undergraduate students with a broad-based education on preparedness for emergency management operations, the A.A.S. in Emergency Management program requires the completion of at least 60 credit hours. As one of the nation’s most rapidly growing career options, the program is strongly focused on preparing vital management professionals at every level of the industry with the critical skills and technological expertise needed for success.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)


7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 624-2854

Johns Hopkins University

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Currently ranked as the 12th best college and 20th top value school in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report, Johns Hopkins University is an elite private research institution based on a 140-acre tree-lined urban campus in the Charles Village neighborhood of northern Baltimore with four satellite centers around our nation’s capital. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers a wide array of on-site and online degree programs, ranging from applied economics and government to biotechnology and public management.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Government with Concentration in Security Studies

Designed to provide graduate students with the tools to examine governmental institutions in today’s society and bring about change, the M.A. in Government program offers a unique concentration in Security Studies to specifically cover the fundamentals of administering and preserving national security systems in America. As a dynamic program in the most politically connected city in the world, the curriculum covers 36 credits that can be completed in a flexible online degree format.

Certificate in National Security Studies

As the perfect credential for graduate students seeking to capitalize in a rapidly growing field, the Certificate in National Security Studies is structured to provide expertise on the broad range of security threats to the United States in the 21st century. For a dynamic multi-perspective grounding in the political, scientific, and theoretical analysis of national security topics, the certificate requires the completion of five courses on-campus in downtown Washington, DC.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)


3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-8171