Homeland Security Studies Program (M.S.)

  • Program Overview

    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.

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    *The Cybersecurity specialization option prepares students to sit for the CompTIA Security+ exam, and covers the exam fee.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    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 Curriculum

    HLS 505 - Introduction to Homeland Security
    HLS 530 - Graduate Research in Homeland Security
    HLS 525 - Intelligence Issues in Homeland Security
    HLS 542 - Emergency Management in Homeland Security
    HLS 555 - Cybersecurity for the Homeland Security Professional
    HLS 570 - Transportation Security
    HLS 510 - Asymmetric Threats to the American Homeland
    HLS 532 - Critical Infrastructure Protection
    HLS 590 - Capstone: Application of Knowledge

    General Homeland Security Specialization Track

    HLS 562 - Comparative Homeland Security
    HLS 568 - Psychology of Terrorism
    HLS 550 - Project Management for Homeland Security Leaders

    Emergency Management Specialization Track

    HLS 600 - Leadership in Emergency Management
    HLS 601 - Emergency Management Response and Recovery
    HLS 602 - Safety, Security Planning and Operations for Special Events

    Cybersecurity Specialization Track

    HLS 610 - Cybersecurity Analyst^
    HLS 611 - Information System Hardware and Networking^
    HLS 612 - Information System Security^

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits


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