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CDET Partner Program

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military-friendly-schoolThrough New England College’s partnership with Marine Corps University: College of Distance Education and Training (CDET), prospective students may transfer credits earned in military training and apply those credits towards an MBA in Strategic Leadership (MBA SL) , Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR), Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MAHSEP), as well as 2 different Bachelor degree programs in International Relations and Diplomacy (BAIRD), and Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (BAHSEP).

Application Requirements

Marine Corps University Students Benefit From

  • Significant Command and Staff College (CSC) and Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) credit acceptance enables the fastest path to degree completion
  • Credit towards undergraduate degrees for EPME
  • $250 per credit pricing for graduate programs, and $187.50 per credit for undergraduate programs – under a special arrangement with Marine Corps University: CDET
  • Elimination of out of pocket costs for qualified CDET students
  • Relevant degree paths to help with career advancement

More About Military Benefits

CDET Degree Programs

Total Required Credits & Courses
Transferable Credits – CSC Training
Transferable Credits – EWS Training
Transferable Credits – EPME Training
Potential Remaining Required Credits & Courses
Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)
36 Credits
9 Courses
14
6
0
16 Credits
4 Courses
Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MAHSEP)
36 Credits
9 Courses
12
4
0
20 Credits
5 Courses
MBA in Strategic Leadership (MBA SL)
40 Credits
10 Courses
14
6
0
20 Credits
5 Courses
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy (BAIRD)
120 Credits
30 Courses
12
4
8
96 Credits
24 Courses
Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (BAHSEP)
120 Credits
30 Courses
12
4
8
96 Credits
24 Courses

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Details About Each Program

Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

The field of International Relations continues to develop rapidly in response to dramatic global changes. The 36-credit MA in International Relations prepares graduates to evaluate and analyze relevant global issues and area studies expertise. Graduates grounded in the facts of the past, skilled in the debates of the present, and able to anticipate patterns of future development, will be crucial in shaping responses to global change. All courses are 4 credits.

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  • International Relations Theory
  • International Political Economy
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Capstone

Elective Courses

  • International Security
  • Terrorism
  • Special Topics, including:
    • Military History
    • International Security
    • International Organizations
    • Regional Studies
    • Small Wars and Regional Conflicts
    • Arms Proliferation
    • Human Rights and International Law

Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MAHSEP)

The 36 credit MAHSEP curriculum focuses on the intersection between homeland security policy and politics by taking advantage of faculty who are scholar practitioners in the world of homeland security, emergency management, and strategic planning. Students will gain an understanding of the intellectual foundations for key policy discussions in homeland security as well as the basic threats to homeland security, the basic responses, and how the political process impacts homeland security decision making. All courses are 4 credits.

Core Courses (16 credits)

  • Introduction to Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
  • Legal Foundations for Homeland Security
  • Research Methods and Wargaming
  • Capstone Project

Elective Courses (choose 20 credits)

  • Emergency and Strategic Planning
  • Psychology and Communication in Crises
  • Intelligence and Cyber Security
  • Critical Infrastructure and Key Vulnerabilities
  • International Security
  • Terrorism

MBA in Strategic Leadership (MBA SL)

New England College’s MBA in Strategic Leadership is designed for today’s professional who operates in a global and rapidly changing environment. The degree addresses strategic opportunities produced by a global economy as well as entrepreneurial approaches to solving problems and capitalizing on new business ventures.

Core Courses

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Finance for Leaders
  • Economics for Decision Makers
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Professional & Organizational Ethics
  • Strategic Planning & Policy
  • Capstone Project

Elective Courses

  • Organizational Communication, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship Selling Strategies
  • Project Management

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy (BAIRD)

BAIRD students will gain an understanding of the intellectual foundations for key foreign policy discussions and how the outcomes affect, and are changed by, the political process. Students will develop analytical and advocacy skills, and will be prepared to enter or continue careers in the public, private, and non-profit foreign policy and national security sectors. All courses are 4 credits.

Curriculum (120 credits required for degree completion)

Major Courses: (in addition to 40 hours of required general education courses and 40 hours of general elective courses)

  • International Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations Theory
  • Research Methods
  • American Diplomatic History
  • Economics in a Global Context
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Global Security
  • Understanding the Causes of Terrorism
  • International Organizations in a changing world
  • Senior Thesis

Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (BAHSEP)

BAHSEP students will gain an understanding of the intellectual foundations for key homeland security discussions and how the outcomes affect and are changed by the political process. Students will develop analytical and advocacy skills, and will be prepared to enter or continue careers in the public, private, and non-profit homeland security and emergency preparedness fields. All courses are 4 credits.

Curriculum (120 credits required for degree completion)

Major Courses: (in addition to 40 hours of required general education courses and 40 hours of general elective courses)

  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • U.S. Constitution and Government
  • Research Methods
  • Crisis Communications
  • Introduction to Homeland Security Planning
  • Global Security
  • Origins and Causes of Terrorism
  • Cyber Crime, Warfare, and Defense
  • Emergency Planning and Response
  • Senior Thesis

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