Homeland Defense Fellows Program

The Homeland Defense Fellowship (HDF) program is a fourteen week-long program awarding up to eight graduate-level credits to qualified students. Upon completion of the course, the students should be able to think critically about strategic challenges to reduce the preconditions, risks, and effects of terrorism.  Students work to increase their understanding of the emerging threats to the homeland and of the possibilities for organizing effective responses. Students leave the program with a certificate of completion. This program is offered at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University campus on Fort McNair.

During this course, dependents are not authorized to accompany students.


The HDF program is conducted with both classroom and field experience in homeland defense strategies.