Degree Program

Master of Public Policy Emphasis in Homeland Security Analysis 

Students are required to complete 48 units of graduate work, with 28 units of core and 20 elective units divided between management, analytic and specialization areas.

*During a student's final semester of the program, the Policy Analysis Practicum is required as a component of the program's 48 units of course work. The practicum is an opportunity for students to apply their analytic skills to a current problem for an actual client. Admission to the practicum is granted on the approval of the M.P.P. director, and normally requires prior completion of most required courses.

Electives for the Specialization on Homeland Security Analysis

Students complete 4 units of management elective, 4 units of analytic elective and 12 units of specialization elective. These electives typically are selected to support specialization in a substantive policy area (e.g., environment or community economic development).

Required (2 courses):

  • Homeland Security and Public Policy, PPD 683, 4 (S)

and either

  • Political Management  PPD 656 4 (M)


And complete either the Econ or Risk Track

 Econ Track

and either

  • Games and Economics ECON 404, (4 units)


Select one from:

Risk Track


Select one from:

  • Games and Economics, ECON 404, (4 units)
  • Game Theory, ECON 604, (4 units)
  • Data and Decision Models, GSBA 524, (3 units)
  • Politics for Global Managers, GSBA 525, (3 units)
  • Conflict Management and International Institutions, IR 506
  • National Security Administration and the Domestic and International Environment, PPD 659

 Students participating in the Master’s program can also take the Homeland Certificate Program