Henley-Putnam Bachelor of Science degree programs, including degrees in counter terrorism, an intelligence degree program, as well as a strategic security and protection management degree program are designed for students who have some experience or who are new to our field.

Applying to Henley-Putnam University is a no hassle four-step process:

Click on one of the steps below to learn more

Contact an Admissions Coordinator who will discuss your career plans

Your Admissions Coordinator will advise you throughout the admissions process, to:

  • Tell you about the University and explain the programs
  • Discuss the requirements and assess your qualifications
  • Have your prior college and college-equivalent courses evaluated for transfer
  • Explain the payment options and connect you with a tuition benefits specialist
  • Complete the application and admission documents with you when you are ready

Qualified Doctoral program applicants:

  • Must have a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree and the equivalent of 30 graduate-level semester hours (45 quarter units) in Strategic Security or a related field from an appropriately accredited University. Students enrolled in a Henley-Putnam University master’s degree program may apply to the DSS program after successful completion of 45 quarter units of their master’s course work, which includes four required courses (excluding RES 695 and FRP 697) and six courses in two Areas of Emphasis.
  • International Students click here for international admissions information.

What paperwork and extra steps are needed?

  • Completed application
    Including unofficial transcripts. We order your official transcripts for you.
  • Evidence of any applicable transfer credit, or challenge exam credits. For evaluation procedures, contact the Admissions Department.
  • A background check authorization form (active military or law enforcement may submit a letter of good standing from an immediate supervisor).
  • Documentation of 5 years’ experience in a security-related field.
  • Copy of MS thesis or a writing sample, contact Admissions for more information.
  • Participation in a verbal interview with the Dean of the DSS program (or a designee)
  • Additional materials may be requested.

What happens after I apply?

The Admissions staff processes all applications and evaluates them, for completeness. The Chair of the Enrollment Committee formally holds the authority to admit or deny any candidate’s application.  Admission to the University is based on evidence of a student’s ability to benefit from its educational program which may include any or all of the following: student’s academic record in other institutions, professional experience, motivation and educational objective. Applicants will be notified in writing or via email of the status of their application.

When do classes start?

October 1st, 2017

*Doctoral program starts quarterly

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To request an application or get information about any of our strategic security programs, fill out the form below. An Admissions Advisor will be in touch within one business day to answer your questions.
Or contact us directly at 888-852-8746

Admissions Advising

admissionsadvising@henley-putnam.edu1.888.852.8746 x9801