Master of Science in Homeland Security

The Master of Science in Homeland Security (MSHS) is a 36-credit program offered completely online that is designed for adults interested in leadership positions in the fields of homeland security and emergency preparedness.  The curriculum focuses on domestic and global issues in security and developing competencies in theory, analysis, practice and policymaking.  Graduates will be prepared to guide and supervise daily operations, strategic planning and decision-making and gain an in-depth understanding of the roles of technology, intelligence and law in establishing protection policies, procedures required to respond and mitigate threats and disasters.

Course work examines law enforcement, terrorism, intelligence, legal issues, emergency management, cyber security, biosecurity and public administration issues to prepare graduates to guide and supervise day-to-day operations and strategic planning and other operations where decision-making is critical.

Course Credits
I. Core Courses 24
HLS-500 Terrorism and Homeland Security in the U.S. (3)
HLS-501 Natural Disasters (3)
HLS-510 Protecting the Homeland: Balancing Security and Liberty (3)
HLS-615 Domestic and Global Intelligence for Security Management (3)
HLS-620 Preparedness: Prevention and Deterrence (3)
HLS-625 Technology and Information Security (3)
HLS-630 Protecting the Homeland: Response and Recovery (3)
HLS-640 Administration and Finance for Security Professionals (3)
II. Electives in Homeland Security (students select two of the following courses) 6
HLS-610 The Psychology and Sociology of Disaster (3)
HLS-611 International Legal and Ethical Issues (3)
HLS-645 Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Biosecurity (3)
III. Core Advanced Level Course 6
HLS-650 Capstone in Homeland Security  
Total 36

 

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