Develop skills and knowledge to start or advance your career in the complex field of homeland security.
The Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies is a 36-credit program designed for current and future homeland security professionals who seek mid- to upper-level leadership positions in this important discipline. This challenging program teaches you to address complex, multi-disciplinary, strategic-level homeland security issues that confront modern societies in an increasingly uncertain national and global security environment.
With new specialization tracks focused in cybersecurity or emergency management, this program, offered in both a hybrid or 100% online format allow for students to work more collaboratively than ever. In this fashion, you will progress through the curriculum as a group and share learning experiences simultaneously while being taught from faculty with experience in the field.
Program of Study
Upon completion of this program, students will:
- Recognize the complexity of the interdisciplinary structure of homeland security functions at the federal, state, local and private sector levels.
- Demonstrate the ability to think, act, and articulate critically, pragmatically, and strategically about homeland security.
- Design and evaluate homeland security-related strategies, policies, and plans at various levels of government designed to protect, prevent and respond to a catastrophic events or disasters.
- Identify and evaluate specific homeland security challenges facing the United States and their global impact in the 21st century.
Required CurriculumHLS 505 - Introduction to Homeland SecurityHLS 530 - Graduate Research in Homeland SecurityHLS 525 - Intelligence Issues in Homeland SecurityHLS 542 - Emergency Management in Homeland SecurityHLS 555 - Cybersecurity for the Homeland Security ProfessionalHLS 570 - Transportation SecurityHLS 510 - Asymmetric Threats to the American HomelandHLS 532 - Critical Infrastructure ProtectionHLS 590 - Capstone: Application of Knowledge
General Homeland Security Specialization TrackHLS 562 - Comparative Homeland SecurityHLS 568 - Psychology of TerrorismHLS 550 - Project Management for Homeland Security Leaders
Emergency Management Specialization TrackHLS 600 - Leadership in Emergency ManagementHLS 601 - Emergency Management Response and RecoveryHLS 602 - Safety, Security Planning and Operations for Special Events
Cybersecurity Specialization TrackHLS 610 - Information Systems Hardware and NetworkingHLS 611 - Information Systems SecurityHLS 612 - Cyber Analyst
Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits
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