Degree Requirements

A total of eleven (11) courses are required for the degree of Master of Science in Homeland Security. They are broadly grouped into a homeland security and an administrative component.

Courses

Please note the new course listings and their previous names in parenthesis.

M.S. in Homeland Security Core Required (7 courses)

CRJ 612 Police Executive Management (SOC 4315)
CRJ 613 Technology for the Police Executive (SOC 4325)
PSE 560 Seminar: Special/Target Hazard Planning and Evaluation (PSE 5425)
PSE 553 Seminar: Disaster Planning and Management (PSE 5565)
CRJ 640 Terrorism: Threats and Strategies (PSE 5745)
CRJ 641 Homeland Security (PSE 5755)
PSE 795 Case Study in Homeland Security (PSE 6005)

Electives (4 of the following courses)

PSE 550 Fire Department Organization and Management (PSE 4005)
PSE 602 Research and Evaluation (PSE 4025)
PSE 603 Emergency Medical Services Management (PSE 4315)
PSE 551 Management Principles and Practices (PSE 4555)
PSE 604 Critical Incident Stress Management (PSE 5405)
PSE 554 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (PSE 5575)
PSE 770 Independent Study and Public Safety
PSE 557 Environmental Law and Enforcement (PSE 5615)
PSE 605 EPA/OSHA Issues for Health Care Institutions (PSE 5635)
PSE 555 Risk Analysis (PSE 5705)
PSE 607 Seminar: Environmental Crime (PSE 5765)
PSE 608 Strategic Planning for the Public Safety Sector (PSE 5775)
PSE 611 Seminar:Global Chemical Regulations and Compliance Management

Students may substitute up to two (2) courses (6 credit hours) from the M.S. in Criminal Justice, M.S. in Public Safety Management and M.S. in Environmental Protection and Safety Management Programs.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Homeland Security
Students who already posses a Master’s degree and complete six (6) courses as determined through consultation with the Program Director, will be awarded a Post-Master’s Certificate in Homeland Security. The curriculum will be customized to an individual's needs and courses will be selected from the offerings with consideration to the professional and personal goals of the individual student. Students who complete the Post-Master's Certificate program may apply these credit hours towards a Master of Science in Homeland Security degree. Students must submit an updated application and meet all M.S. degree application requirements.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Homeland Security
Students who are interested in a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Homeland Security must complete six (6) of the seven (7) core courses:

CRJ 612 Police Executive Management (SOC 4315)
PSE 560 Seminar: Special/Target Hazard Planning and Evaluation (PSE 5425)
PSE 553 Seminar: Disaster Planning and Management (PSE 5565)
CRJ 640 Terrorism: Threats and Securities (PSE 5745)
CRJ 641 Homeland Security (PSE 5755)
PSE 795 Case Study in Homeland Security (PSE 6005)

*Students who register for the Post-Baccalaureate certificate program may transfer these courses to the applicable master's degree program if they wish to pursue the graduate degree. Students must submit an updated application and meet all M.S. degree application requirements.