The Homeland Security and Terrorism Institute (HSTI) of LIU Riverhead is the nation’s premier online graduate education program in homeland security management. Designated by Congress as a National Security Center of Excellence, HSTI graduates are among the best-trained and most sought-after law enforcement officers, managers and executives in the nation. As one of only six institutions of higher learning in North America to receive an endorsement by the FBI National Academy Associates, the HSTI provides a rigorous and challenging foundation in homeland security.
Students learn from a superior faculty who are active at the highest levels of the military, law enforcement, intelligence and security fields, both domestically and internationally. HSTI provides a rigorous online curriculum that is comprehensive and based on actual case studies. Designed by professionals for professionals, the HSTI academic programs are unsurpassed in their mission to deliver the highest standard of education to industry professionals and newcomers to the field.
Founded in 2004, the HSTI offers the 36-credit Master of Science in Homeland Security Management, the 15-credit Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management, and the 15 credit Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security Policy. Many of our students hold management or executive-level positions in agencies such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the NYPD, the U.S. Coast Guard, and all branches of the Department of Defense, as well as leading defense contractors. Students also are professionals in the financial, health care and education sectors as well as state and local law enforcement in urban and rural agencies across the nation.