Become a leader in the growing fields of homeland security, cybersecurity, or emergency management.
Evenings and Saturdays on-site in Beverly, or Online
The Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies gives professionals working in a variety of disciplines such as business, criminal justice, hospitality, and communications the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue leadership positions in this important, ever-changing field. Learn how to address complex, multi-disciplinary, strategic-level issues that occur in both the private and public sector, and manage challenges that confront modern societies in an increasingly uncertain national and global security environment.
- 36-credit program designed for working professionals
- Complete in as little as 18 months
- Cybersecurity* or Emergency Management specializations
- Collaborative learning environment
- Expert faculty from FBI, DHS, and military branches, who are seasoned practitioners
- Personal advising
- Networking opportunities and job placement support for both public and private sector opportunities
- Yellow Ribbon/Military Friendly
- Affordable tuition
- No GRE required
Certificate in Cybersecurity also available.
Become a vital member of a security or response team.
*The Cybersecurity specialization option prepares students to sit for the CompTIA Security+ exam, and covers the exam fee.
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 level.
- 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 to protect, prevent and respond to a catastrophic event or disaster.
- Identify and evaluate specific homeland security challenges facing the United States in the 21st century.
Required CurriculumHLS 505 - Introduction to Homeland SecurityHLS 510 - Asymmetric Threats to the American HomelandHLS 525 - U.S. Intelligence DynamicsHLS 531 - Graduate Writing and Research in Homeland SecurityHLS 532 - Critical Infrastructure ProtectionHLS 542 - Emergency Management in Homeland SecurityHLS 555 - Cybersecurity for the Homeland Security ProfessionalHLS 568 - Psychology of TerrorismHLS 570 - Transportation Security
Emergency Management Specialization TrackHLS 600 - Leadership and Ethics in Emergency ManagementHLS 601 - Emergency Management Response and RecoveryHLS 602 - Safety, Security Planning and Operations for Special Events
Cybersecurity Specialization TrackHLS 610 - Cybersecurity AnalystHLS 611 - Information System Hardware and NetworkingHLS 612 - Information System Security
Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits
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