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MARSOC Partner Program

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Through New England College’s partnership with the United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC), Marines may pursue several attractive career-oriented academic programs and degree levels:

Application Requirements

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  • Online convenience. All courses are delivered online. Advance your education no matter where you are serving your country.
  • $250 per credit pricing for graduate programs, and $187.50 per credit for undergraduate programs
  • Elimination of out of pocket costs for qualified Marines with benefits
  • Relevant degree paths to help with career advancement

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MARSOC-ITC Graduates Enjoy Significant Transfer Credit

Graduates of ITC put tremendous effort into a demanding program of courses. Not only does New England College recognize your accomplishment, your work is directly relevant to our curriculum.

As a result, ITC graduates are guaranteed to receive 60 transfer credits into the BA in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program, or the BA in International Relations and Diplomacy program. In addition, up to 90 transfer credits may be approved upon individual evaluation.

For graduate students, a minimum of 8 credits are guaranteed for ITC course work with more potentially available upon individual evaluation.  

Degree Programs

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

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.

Core Courses

  • 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

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

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

Your New England College POC

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