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Online IT Master's Degree
Homeland Security Management

Information Technology with Homeland Security Management Specialization
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

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Combine advanced IT skills with leading-edge tactics in a homeland security management specialization at UMGC Europe.

The graduate specialization in homeland security management can prepare you to take a leadership role in protecting against natural and human-made threats to national security. Gain practical, management-level experience in performing security risk assessments, planning for and managing operational recovery, and developing strategies to protect people, facilities, and information-dependent critical infrastructure.

Perfect for midcareer professionals, the homeland security management specialization features courses in finance for technology managers, cybersecurity, emergency management, and bioterrorism, as well as courses that strengthen your core knowledge of IT systems and project management.

The curriculum in the homeland security management specialization can help you build practical skills to make you an indispensable member of any team. You'll use real data from real crises in your assignments and projects and practice making executive-level decisions, so your coursework is always preparing you for the real world of homeland security management.

Core Courses

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, HSMN 610)
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 625)
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 630)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 660)
  • (3 Credits, BSBD 641)
  • (3 Credits, EMAN 620)
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 670)
  • UCSP 615 must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.
  • ITEC 610 must be taken in the first term of coursework.
  • HSMN 610 must be taken as one of the first two specialization courses.
  • HSMN 670 must be taken in your last semester.

Academic Relationship

An articulation agreement allows students who completed their undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in homeland security to reduce their total coursework for the graduate degree by up to 6 credits (two courses) and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The graduate program will accept the following courses toward the completion of a specialization in homeland security within the MS in Management for a maximum of 6 credits:

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 302) instead of
    (3 Credits, HSMN 610) 

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 408) instead of
    (3 Credits, HSMN 625)  

The substitutions listed above are the only ones possible. Note that a minimum grade of B must be earned in each undergraduate course for the credits to be accepted at the graduate level. Eligible credits must have been completed no earlier than two years before the beginning of graduate studies. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all applicants. Contact an academic advisor for details on eligibility.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take UCSP 620. If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take UCSP 630. Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to improve writing skills.

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