KU Homeland Security students approach master's degree completion

Bill Grady
June 19, 2018 - 5:12 am

The pressure is on for students in a new homeland security masters program at the University of Kansas.

Tuesday is the second and final round of testing for students in the program. Those who make the cut receive masters of science degrees. 

Table top exercises involve everything from losing the power grid to food shortages and rioting. 

The courses require a lot of work, but there is a payoff, said Tom Myer, a masters candidate and team leader.

"I think it's going to be a good test of some of our assumptions that we thought might work," Myer said. "In the end, we're going to turn over our products to Douglas County, that in the end, is going to benefit Douglas County."

The program is offered through KU's Leavenworth campus.  The faculty is already putting together a fall class.

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