George Washington University College of Professional Studies

At the George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies, we offer more than just the credentials that will help working professionals get ahead; we prepare you to be a leader in your field.


Whether studying at our Virginia or D.C. locations or taking courses online, our students enhance their skills and leadership capabilities with firsthand insights from some of the most influential Washington insiders. The College’s faculty members not only bring academic rigor to the classroom but also teach real-time, real world lessons that can’t always be found in textbooks. With faculty coming from the top levels of the government, corporate and non-profit sectors, as a College of Professional Studies student you are able to apply the knowledge you’ve gained immediately and are prepared to reach your personal and professional goals.

  • As of Spring 2020, George Washington University has renamed the Police and Security Studies degree. It is now called a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Homeland Security. 
  • Graduate with an associate degree.
  • Complete the following courses:
    • Written Communication or Composition (6 credits)
    • Mathematics (3 credits)
    • Natural or Physical Science with Lab (4 credits)
    • Arts or Humanities (3 credits)
    • Social or Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
    • 38 elective credits
  • CSM graduates holding a qualifying associate degree who apply to the Homeland Security Program within one year of his or her graduation from CSM will receive an application fee waiver. It is the student's responsibility to obtain the fee waiver from CPS by contacting the Homeland Security Program Director.
  • Students enrolled full-time may complete the Homeland Security Program in five semesters, assuming all other Homeland Security Program requirements have been met. 

View our Bachelor of professional studies in homeland security articulation agreement

view the bachelor of professional studies in homeland security advising worksheet

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