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MA-HLS&EM Admission Requirements

No GRE of MCAT Required

All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university preferably with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Or, in addition to a four-year degree, applicants must have credible work experience in a closely related field.

Most importantly, applicants must demonstrate proficiency and understanding in the Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and Public Safety fields through their statement of purpose. General admissions information about graduate programs at Rosemont is outlined here.


  • Free Online Application.
  • Current Resume
  • Two Professional Letters of Recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose: Applicants must submit an essay (2-3 pages typed, double spaced) addressing the following statement
    • Discuss your professional goals in applying to enter Rosemont’s Homeland Security & Emergency Management program
  • Official Transcripts
    • Note: An applicant’s undergraduate degree must be in a course of study relevant to Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a closely related discipline with relevant work experience as determined to be appropriate by the Program Director.

All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to . Please include your name and contact information on the documents.