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Message from the Director

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to LIU's Homeland Security and Terrorism Institute.

Our virtual institute offers a fully accredited online 30-credit Master of Science and graduate 15-credit Advanced Certificates in either Cyber Security Policy or Homeland Security Management. Our programs are fully registered with the New York State Education Department. HSTI has been designated by Act of Congress as a DHS Homeland Security Center of Excellence.

HSTI was created to address the growing need for information regarding security, emergency preparedness, and best practices in homeland security that emerged after September 2001. Global events continue to add to the growing number of career opportunities in public safety and private security fields. A degree or certificate in Cyber Security Policy from LIU allows you to stay relevant in seeking leadership and management opportunities in today’s job market.

Online classes are designed to allow students to obtain a degree or certificate while juggling work and family commitments. Instructors provide lectures, materials, assignments, and tests that can be accessed at any time. Our instructors are all experienced credentialed professionals. All are able to blend theory with practice to give our students a first-hand introduction to homeland security and cyber security.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions concerning how you can become part of our program. I can be reached directly at 631-287-8279 or by email at Thank you for visiting our website and looking forward to welcoming you to the Homeland Security and Terrorism Institute. 


Harvey Wolf Kushner, Ph.D., Director
Homeland Security and Terrorism Institute
Long Island University