November 9, 2010 | | Leave a comment Notre Dame College, located in Ohio, recently announced the launch of a hybrid master's program in security policy studies, which will begin next fall, reports The News Herald. The school will begin accepting applications for this course of study in January 2011. College officials told the news source that graduates of this degree program can begin careers in intelligence analysis, emergency management and homeland security. Furthermore, the curriculum is aimed at individuals in the strategic analysis profession. The school will offer courses in the a hybrid format, meaning that some classes are held on-campus while others are web-based. "While the demand for entry-level homeland security professionals has increased substantially, the demand for professionals with more sophisticated levels of competence and readiness has also grown," John G. Hatzadony, the director of the graduate program at the school, told the news source. "Notre Dame College is poised to meet this regional and national need." Students in the this degree program will take part in classes that address issues in homeland security, terrorism and counter terrorism as well as strategic intelligence. Furthermore, this course of study provides opportunities to test assumptions and skills through case studies and virtual exercises. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that graduates of similar programs can begin government-based careers as information technology managers. Professionals in this field can earn average annual salaries of $91,104.