A Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

Through curricular and experiential learning, START educates, mentors and trains the next generation of national security scholars and practitioners.

Past Career Development Programs


Past Career Development Programs

Career Development Programs were targeted scholarship programs for University of Maryland undergraduate students. They provided skill and knowledge development in a particular area within the Homeland Security Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HS-STEM) arena as well as providing financial support.  Programs focused on specific, niche areas of Terrorism Studies of particular interest to the Department of Homeland Security. A small number of University of Maryland Students were selected for each program. Students received specialized academic, experiential, and career development training in these particular areas. Upon graduation, alums of the programs fulfilled a service requirement to the homeland security enterprise.

Previous programs include:

  • 2013-2014 Diversifying Security Studies (DiSS)
  • 2012-2014 Emerging Global Security Studies (EGSI)
  • 2011-2013 Undergraduate Terrorism Analysis Training (UTAT)
  • 2009-2011 START Undergraduate Career Development Program
  • 2008-2011 START Honors Dissertation Fellowships
  • 2007-2011 START Undergraduate and Graduate Career Development Program

A limited number of these programs are currently running at START. Career Development programs that are currently underway can be found here.