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Accreditations & Program Registration

Middle States Accreditation

LIU Riverhead is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The degree and certificate programs are approved and registered by the New York State Department of Education.

HSDECA Accreditation

The Master of Science and Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management are in the process of being accredited by the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium Association (HSDECA), the association for homeland security and homeland defense educational program accreditation.

HSDECA is the network of teaching and research institutions, homeland security, homeland defense, civil security, civil support, and registered volunteer organizations, focused on promoting education, research, and collaboration related to and in support of the academic disciplines of homeland security and homeland defense.

HSDECA facilitates the exploration and sharing of ideas and practices, including leading-edge technologies, to enhance curriculum development and delivery in the homeland security and homeland defense disciplines.

HSDECA is committed to building and maintaining a community of higher education institutions supporting this mission and the overall homeland security and homeland defense enterprises through the sharing and advancement of knowledge.

HSDECA is the go-to organization for timely and accurate information across a variety of homeland security and homeland defense fields, as driven by its exclusive team of subject matter experts.

For more information regarding HSDECA, please visit the HSDECA website at