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Master of Science in Homeland Security

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs in Homeland Security

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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.
  • HLS-501 Natural Disasters and Search Planning
  • HLS-510 Protecting the Homeland: Balancing Security and Liberty
  • HLS-615 Domestic and Global Intelligence for Security Management
  • HLS-620 Preparedness: Prevention and Deterrence
  • HLS-625 Technology and Information Security
  • HLS-630 Protecting the Homeland: Response and Recovery
  • HLS-640 Administration and Finance for Security Professionals
II. Area of Study Electives
    Students select two of the following:
  • HLS-610 The Psychology and Sociology of Disaster
  • HLS-611 International Legal and Ethical Issues
  • HLS-645 Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Biosecurity
III. Core Advanced Level Courses 6
  • MPL-510 Research Methods in Public Service
  • MPL-710 Capstone in Public Service
Total Credits 36

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Estimated Cost of Degree:


Based on:

  • $50 application fee
  • $668 per credit
  • $298 graduation fee

Excludes books or other fees
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Entirely Online

Transfer Credits:

Up to 12 Credits

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