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Masters in Homeland Security Degree Requirements

Masters in Homeland Security Degree Requirements

The Masters in Homeland Security may be a by-product of several other more established graduate degrees, or it may be a degree unto itself. Many universities offer the program as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with emphasis on Homeland Security. Other schools make the degree available as a specialization in a MBA program or as an area of concentration for a Masters in Management. Some schools also offer Homeland Security as an optional area of specialization for the Master of Public Administration (MPA). A few of the more proactive universities have developed the protocol and curriculum for an accredited Master of Homeland Security degree. The academic requirements for the degree vary with the foundation on which it is built.

Master of Criminal Justice in Homeland Security Management

A Master of Criminal Justice degree will include core courses that cover the management material for which this degree was designed. Classes in Criminology Theory, Research Methods & Analysis, Law Enforcement Management, Corrections Theory and Structure, and Law Enforcement Budgets & Finance are standard for this degree. The homeland security specialization courses may include Threats and Strategy of Terrorism, Sociology of Disasters, Critical Incident Management, Emergency Services Planning, and Crisis Risk Assessment & Management. The Master of Criminal Justice degree is usually a thirty to thirty six credit hour course of study, which would allow for completion in one year of full time study.

Master of Public Administration in Homeland Security Policy

The requirements for this degree will generally consume at least eighteen months and if you are taking a part time course of study it may consume two years or more. Core courses include the type of training you would expect for a MPA: Finance & Budgeting for the Public Sector, Human Resource Management, Public Sector Economics, Public Policy Analysis, and Applied Research Methods. Folded into a curriculum with these courses and other relevant topics will be Critical Incident Leadership, Emergency Management Planning, Terrorism Legislation & Policy, and certainly a substantial amount of work on the relationship between the federal homeland security apparatus and local law enforcement. Most of the online MPA degrees will require a capstone project of some sort rather than a thesis.

Master of Management in Homeland Security Management

This degree is more management oriented than the MBA and more focused on the corporate world than the MPA. Most Master in Management degree programs are 33-36 credit hour programs that require a year of full time study or eighteen months to two years of part time work. The core courses in this area will include Organizational Theory, Financial Decision Making, Statistics for Managerial Decision Making, possibly Multicultural Management for a program oriented to global management, and probably some academic prerequisites in math. Many MOM programs provide an introductory seminar that covers the important academic prerequisites prior to beginning the graduate course of study.

Because the Master of Management is business oriented, the homeland security classes focus on corporate issues. Some of these courses would likely include Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery & Response, Biosecurity & Bioterrorism, Security Policy & the Legal Environment, Security Ethics, and Energy Infrastructure Management. The capstone course is often a seminar that covers Homeland Security Management as an integrated subject.

The MBA with Specialization in Homeland Security Management

Most MBA programs devote three or four courses to the area of specialization and the balance of the two year curriculum to business administration core material. The basics for a MBA include courses in Accounting, Finance, Quantitative Business Analysis, Organization Theory & Design, Change Management, a course in Leadership, and a course or courses in Business Strategy. The material covered for homeland security is usually business oriented, including classes in Legal Aspects of Homeland Security, Risk Assessment & Management, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Information Assurance, and a capstone course in business security.

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