Henley-Putnam University is a private American online university founded by former members of the CIA, U.S. Secret Service, FBI and other key personalities from the intelligence community. Specializing in the strategic security sector, the university was established in 2001 as the California University of Protection and Intelligence Management. Its name was changed in early 2007 to Henley-Putnam University in honor of Revolutionary War spies Colonel David Henley and Israel Putnam to better emphasize and reflect the nature of the courses the university was offering.
The school’s mission is to serve professionals in the strategic security sector by providing them with opportunities to advance their career in the fields of intelligence management, counterterrorism and terrorism studies, and the management of personal protection. Its main strategy to achieve this mission is to provide high-quality, user-friendly online degree programs targeted specifically to meet this goal.
Today, Henley-Putnam is recognized as a premier university for online higher education in the advancing fields of protection, intelligence and counterterrorism. Accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), it offers Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, Intelligence Management, and Management of Personal Protection plus a Doctorate Degree in Strategic Security. It also offers certificate programs in various security and intelligence subjects.
Cost of tuition per unit for the online Bachelor’s degree program is US$264; for the Master’s degree program, US$349; and for the doctoral program, US$375. Total estimated cost per degree including tuition and fees for books and equipment is US$25,500 for the Bachelor’s degree; US$26,600 for the Master’s degree; and US$35,900 for the Doctoral degree. Cost of certificate programs vary according to type of certificate. The university does not extend financial aid but offers a monthly payment plan.