Master of Science Homeland Security - Degree Requirements

The MS in Homeland Security program is a 36-credit graduate program divided into 12 courses. All students will be required to complete four mandatory courses & 2 electives. The program will focus on practical and theoretical aspects of enforcing and ensuring homeland security and includes areas of specialization. There is also a strong emphasis on leadership throughout the program.


Follow the linked course numbers to access each course's complete Coursefinder record including scheduling information.

MSHS program course offerings are also available in the School of Administrative Science Catalog (PDF).

MSHS 7601* Homeland Security and Constitutional Issues
MSHS 7602* Research and Policy Analysis
MSHS 7603* WMD/Terrorism Awareness
MSHS 7604* Strategic Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation


Elective Courses by Concentration
Terrorism and Security Studies Concentration (Select any six courses)
MSHS 6601* Terrorism Issues and Implications
MSHS 6602* Computer and Network Security
MSHS 6603* Cyber Forensics Issues and Impacts
MSHS 6604* Assessing Internal and External Threats
MSHS 6605* Preparing for Catastrophic Emergencies
MSHS 6606* Historical Perspectives of Terrorism
MSHS 6607* Border Security: Policies, Actions, and Implications
MSHS 6608* Terrorism and Disaster Management
MSHS 6609* The Face of Terror
MSHS 6610* Bio-terrorism Preparedness and Response


Emergency Management Concentration (Select any six courses)
MSHS 6611* Emergency Management
MSHS 6612* GIS in Emergency Management
MSHS 6613* Organizational Planning for Emergency Situations
MSHS 6614* Effective Risk Analysis
MSHS 6615 Managing Responses to Environmental Emergencies
MSHS 6616* Stress Awareness and Management
MSHS 6617* Sociological Effects of Disasters
MSHS 6618 Emergency Management Policies, Analysis, and Implications


Leadership Concentration (Select any six courses)
MSHS 6619* Collaborative leadership
MSHS 6620* Organizational Leadership
MSHS 6621* Human Resource Management
MSHS 6622* Effective Team Building
MSHS 6623* Implementing Organizational Change
MSHS 6624* Effective Decision Making for Organizations
MSHS 6625 Organizational Communication
MSHS 6626* Resolving Conflicts in Organizations
MSHS 6627* Values and Ethics for Decision Making


* Also available in online modality


Individual Development Plan for Students

For more information, please contact:

Donna Ganley, MAS

Assistant to the Executive Associate Dean

201-692-7171 (V)

201-692-7179 (F)