Defense Security Service

Webster University's cooperative degree program with the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Security Service (DSS) Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) Education Division provides pre-approved graduate transfer credit for DSS/CDSE resident graduates to the following degree programs:

Transfer credit can only be used for the above degree programs and is limited to a maximum of 15 credit hours.  Transfer credits cannot be applied to any other degree programs.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completion of specific DSS/CDSE resident courses identified below.
  2. Application and admission to one of the Webster University graduate programs listed above following prescribed admission procedures.

Documentation

  1. Submission of an official transcript showing completion of the DSS/CDSE specific course.
  2. Submission of an official transcript showing completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited academic institution.

Transfer Credit Awarded

Pre-approved Course Substitutions: The following courses from the DSS/CDSE program are pre-approved course substitutions for specific Webster courses. Webster courses do not substitute to the DSS/CDSE program.

 

Business and Organizational Security Management

(January 2014 to present)

Webster University Course Transfer Credit Awarded for DSS/CDSE Transfer Credit
SECR 5080 Information Systems Security ED 501 or
ED 510
3 SH 3 SH
Graduate Electives
(select up to 4 courses)
ED 502 3 SH 12 SH
(maximum
number of
SECR
electives
transfer
credits)
ED 504 3 SH
ED 601 3 SH
ED 506 3 SH
ED 507 3 SH
ED 508 3 SH
ED 509 3 SH
ED 511 3SH
ED 512 3 SH
ED 514 3 SH
Maximum Transfer Credit Awarded 15 SH

 

MA in Information Technology Management

(January 2014 to present)

Webster University Course Transfer Credit Awarded for DSS/CDSE Transfer Credit
BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for
Managers
ED 505 3 SH 3 SH
ITM 5600 Information and
Communications Security
ED 501 or
ED 510
3 SH 3 SH
Graduate Electives
(select up to 3 courses)

ED 502 3 SH 9 SH
(maximum
number of
ITM
electives
transfer
credits)

ED 504 3 SH
ED 601 3 SH
ED 506 3 SH
ED 507 3 SH
ED 508 3 SH
ED 509 3 SH
ED 511 3 SH
ED 512 3 SH
ED 514 3 SH
Maximum Transfer Credit Awarded 15 SH

Updated April 10, 2014