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Degree Requirements

The online M.S. in Homeland Security Management consists of a total 36 credits, distributed as follows:

Homeland Security Core Courses (15 credits) *

HMS 500 - Introduction to Homeland Security Management

HMS 520 - Constitutional Issues in Homeland Security Management

HMS 530 - Domestic and International Terrorism

HMS 540 - The Intelligence Function in Homeland Security Management

HMS 550 - Homeland Security and the Private Sector

OR


Cyber Security Policy Core Courses (15 credits) *

HMS 500 - Introduction to Homeland Security Management

HMS 520 - Constitutional Issues in Homeland Security Management

HMS 535 - Cyber Security: Issues, Policy and Terrorism

HMS 545 - Advanced Cyber Security Policy and Intelligence

HMS 555 - Advanced Cyber Security: Technology Issues for Policy Makers

 

Required Courses: (9 credits)

HMS 600 - Emergency Management

HMS 610 - Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Disaster and Terrorism

HMS 620 - Research Design and Methods in Homeland Security Management

 

Practicum: (3 credits)

HMS 630 - Practicum: Graduate Internship in Homeland Security or

HMS 640 - Practicum: Exercises in Homeland Security

Students currently employed in a Homeland Security field may, upon application to the Program Director and demonstrated competency in the practical aspects of Homeland Security Management, receive a waiver to substitute an appropriate Elective course for the Practicum requirement.

 

Electives: (3 or 6 credits)

HMS 650 - Border and Transportation Security

HMS 655 - Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource (CI/KR) Protection

HMS 656 - Risk Management for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Transportation Systems

HMS 657 - The Planning Process for Homeland Security and Transportation Security Management

HMS 658 - Cyber Security: Issues and Policy in Transportation and Critical Infrastructure Protection

HMS 659 – Homeland Defense, Civil Support, and Transportation Security – DoD’s Role in the Homeland Security Enterprise

HMS 660 - Funding and Grant Evaluation

HMS 665 - Ethical Issues in Homeland Security Management

HMS 668 - Advanced Cyber Security: Issues and Policy in Transportation and Critical Infrastructure Protection

HMS 670 - The Economics of Terrorism and Extremism

HMS 675 - Strategic Thinking in Law Enforcement Intelligence

HMS 680 - Global Terrorism and Geopolitical Configurations

HMS 685 - Securing Transportation Networks

HMS 690 - Post 9/11 America

HMS 700 - Critical Issues in Homeland Security Management

HMS 710 - Weapons of Mass Destruction

HMS 720 - Advanced Study in Homeland Security Management

HMS 730 - Leadership in Homeland Security Management

Research: (6 credits)

HMS 750 - Thesis Research Consultation I

HMS 760 - Thesis Research Consultation II **

 

Total: 36 credits

* The 15 credits of either the Homeland Security core or the Cyber Security policy core form the core curriculum of the 36-credit Master of Science degree in Homeland Security Management.

** HMS 760 - Thesis Research Consultation II, must be taken in the student's final semester.