Master's Homeland Security, Cyber-Threat Analytics and Prevention

The Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security with a special, intensive focus on Cyber-Threat Analytics and Prevention, at the University of XXXX, is my first choice for graduate school. I deeply admire the sheer cutting-edge excellence of your program and its pioneering online flexibility which will allow me to continue in my current employment position. Since May of last year, 2017, I have been employed full time as a Security Administrator for ManPowerGroup’s public sector operations, providing highly trained employees with special skills to meet the enormous, ever-changing personnel needs of the US government. Many of these positions require security clearance and I have been intimately involved with these aspects of our function, in addition to cybersecurity and the security of our local facilities.

In my last semester at the University of XXXX and set to graduate in May of 2018, I am currently working on my Capstone project, an in-depth analysis of the extent to which US immigration control is or can be a useful instrument against terrorism. Being accepted to and completing your especially distinguished program will enable me to become a more well-rounded security professional, well versed in most if not all of aspects of Security Studies most closely related to my central focus on cyber security. I am dedicated, hardworking and have a keen desire for learning and professional advancement. My long-term goal is to serve in an executive position with the federal government and to be fully immersed for decades to come in cybersecurity policy making and threat prevention.

A Bosnian-American woman, I was born in Bosnia and lived there until the age of 7 when I fled along with neighbors looking after me to live as war refugees in neighboring Croatia – leaving both of my parents behind in Bosnia. A little less than 3 years later, we were relocated to Germany and then, at the age of 15, I was allowed to come to the USA. That was 1998. I have never returned to Bosnia, as the memories of war still scar my heart deeply and I am not yet ready. However, after 20 years of becoming American, and giving my all, heart, body, and soul to the study of security, especially everything having to do with cybersecurity, I am ready to give my all 100% to graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania’s vanguard program in Homeland Security. The depth and horrors of war, genocide, and chaos that I witnessed as a little girl, as I see it, make me a natural choice for Security Studies, since I have special and profound appreciation for peace and stability.

I want to inspire other women to get more involved with cybersecurity – as well as STEM programs across the curriculum. I feel strongly that women need to become full partners in our security efforts and this is perhaps particularly true in the area of cybersecurity where we also continue to be underrepresented.  I plan to continue to devote much of my energy on a volunteer level to working to involve girls not only in cybersecurity issues, but engineering, mathematics and science as well. In particular, I want to be an inspiration to my two lovely daughters.

I thank you for considering my application to Homeland Security at the University of XXXX.


Statements of Excellence for Admission to Graduate School in Security Studies

Sample 1st Paragraph Department of the Army Civilian Employee, Homeland Security Fellowship

My vast experience in the United States Army and as a Department of the Army civilian employee has enabled me to cultivate my leadership abilities over the course of the last 35 years, in every aspect of leading organizational change, especially during turbulent, transformational times. The core fundamental methodology that I use in my leadership strategy is a values-based, strategic approach that places special emphasis on the development and execution of both flexible and transparent methods to ensure that people and property are cared for and financial responsibility is enforced.  I am currently assigned to the Regional Training Support Division East, which covers 5 training support centers providing Home Station and Deployed Training support to over 75 thousand U. S. and Multinational Soldiers from over 17 countries located throughout the European Theater. 

Sample 1st Paragraph for the MSc in Security Studies, Nigerian Applicant

The MSc Program in Crisis and Security Management at XXXX University is my first choice for graduate school because I see the in-depth, global focus of your unique curriculum as the optimal platform for me to achieve my professional goal of contributing to the security and well being of my nation, Nigeria. Perhaps the strongest aspect of my application to your competitive program is the fact that amidst terrorism, corruption, widespread political violence on the verge of religious-based civil war, Nigeria is looking more like Syria every day; and this threatens Europe as well as Africa, particularly in terms of the potential of this violence to stoke an already very grave refugee crisis on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, I hope to be selected to your program so that I can become a security expert helping to fight terrorism, insurgency, kidnapping and corruption in Nigeria.

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I want to help you get accepted to a Masters Program in Homeland Security Studies.

My own academic background is in Social Ethics. I am a published historian of the Cold War and I have devoted my lifetime to studying the ethical issues surrounding war and conflict. Thus, I feel strongly that I am uniquely qualified to assist you in making your Statement for admission to a graduate program in security studies as effective as possible.

It is important to demonstrate in your statement that you have an analytical mind and would thus have much to contribute to the the national security community in the shaping of policy in years to come. Graduate school in security studies will provide you with a firm foundation concerning defense affairs and issues and the skills to evaluate and employ the tools of analysis to help resolve conflict.

You will learn a great deal about the many transnational security issues found in the contemporary international system, particularly with respect to the dynamics of globalization, transnational security issues involved in international systems, regions, nation states, sub-groups, other organizational actors, and individuals, You will learn tactical approaches to transnational security issues, with strong emphasis on terrorism, insurgency, weapons of mass destruction (WMD), organized crime, human security, and related issues.

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