4. Center for Homeland Defense and Security

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) is a joint project of The Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Unlike the all-hazard schools operated in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this school is mostly about anti-terrorism.

Beginning at the CHDS home page (http://www.chds.us/ ), you can read thousands of documents in the Homeland Security Digital Library or download articles from the nine volumes of Homeland Security Affairs.  There are online homeland security courses available through a link on the lower left corner of this page.

And if you already hold a regionally accredited B.A. or B.S. and are looking for a high quality, but inexpensive grad school click on the Master’s Degree Program button at the upper left of the page.  If employed full-time by a local, state or federal agency, you may earn an M.A. from the Naval Postgraduate School for a fraction of what most grad schools cost.  But be advised that the competition is fierce to enter this program.