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Online IT Master's Degree
Homeland Security Management

Information Technology with Homeland Security Management Specialization
Master's Specialization
AT A GLANCE
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Combine advanced IT skills with homeland security coursework that can help you prepare to protect critical infrastructure.

The online master’s degree in information technology with a homeland security management specialization at University of Maryland Global Campus will help prepare you for a leadership role in protecting against natural and human-made threats to our national security. Gain practical skills for performing security risk mitigation; planning for and managing operational disaster relief and recovery; and developing strategies to protect people, facilities, and information-dependent critical infrastructure.

Total Credits Required: 36

  • Required Core Courses: 15
  • Required Specialization Courses: 21

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (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)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, HSMN 670)

 
  • 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.

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in homeland security, a vertical pathway between UMGC undergraduate and graduate programs in homeland security allows you to reduce your total coursework for a related graduate degree by up to 6 credits.

The following undergraduate-to-graduate course substitutions will be accepted for a maximum of 6 credits in our master's degree program in management with a homeland security management specialization or information technology with a homeland security management specialization.

  • Introduction to Homeland Security
    (3 Credits, HMLS 302) substitutes for Concepts in Homeland Security
    (3 Credits, HSMN 610)
  • Infrastructure in Homeland Security
    (3 Credits, HMLS 408) substitutes for Critical Infrastructures
    (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. 

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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