Homeland Security Studies (Master of Science)
The Master of Science in Homeland Security is a 36-credit program designed for current and future homeland security professionals who seek mid- to upper-level leadership positions within this evolving discipline. Through experienced practitioners, case studies, and relevant curriculum, this program teaches students to recognize and understand the complex multi-level and multi-jurisdictional events within emergency management, cybersecurity, and terrorism that confront homeland security leaders in today’s changing environment. Courses are offered in class or online.
In twenty-first century America, homeland security professionals are expected to work more collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, government agencies, and international allies. Because the need to work in teams and create synergy is more prevalent today than ever, the program (both in class and online programs) admits students into small learning cohorts of no more than twenty. In this fashion, students progress through the curriculum as a group and share learning experiences simultaneously. This educational environment maximizes the group’s experience by creating networking opportunities and long lasting relationships with faculty.
Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 36
Terrorism Studies Courses
Emergency Management Courses
Upon completion of this program, students will:
- Examine the complex functions and interdisciplinary nature of federal, state, and local agencies involved in intelligence, law enforcement, and other homeland security missions.
- Create effective written and verbal analyses of homeland security policies, practices, and issues.
- Evaluate strategies, systems, and tactics employed at various levels of government to prevent, mitigate, and respond to emergencies.
- Analyze the evolution, countermeasures, and policy implications of cyber threats, terrorism, and other key security challenges confronting the United States.