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Citadel News Service
6 Jun 2011

Graduate college offers new homeland security program

The Citadel Graduate College has opened enrollment to a new graduate certificate in homeland security.  The new program will introduce students to basic homeland security concepts, applicable management principles, policy analysis as well as skills necessary to successfully address security challenges within the United States and abroad.  Classes are scheduled to begin in the fall.

“With our legacy for producing principled leaders and our strong academic reputation as well as our ties to military, state, and federal law enforcement, The Citadel is in a unique position to offer a program in homeland security,” said Brig. Gen. Sam Hines, provost and dean of the college. 

Five three-credit hour courses are required to complete the graduate certificate.  Two courses will be offered this fall. Homeland Security will be taught by Jonathan Hoffman. Hoffman is the former deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental programs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where he helped coordinate the relationship between state, local and tribal governments and Homeland Security. 

Domestic and International Terrorism and will be taught by David Hurley. Hurley, who has a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati, is currently a senior counterintelligence analyst in the U.S. Army Reserves. Hurley has worked with the U.S. Central Command Center of Excellence for Afghanistan and Pakistan and the U.S. European Command Regional Joint Intelligence Training Facility where he developed courses, analyzed the various tribal and ethnic components of the Afghan conflict, and tracked socio cultural differences via geo-based intelligence tools.

For more information about the graduate certificate in homeland security, please contact Political Science and Criminal Justice Professor Martha Hurley at or (843) 953-0319, or go to online.

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