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Management Master's Degree
Homeland Security

Management with Homeland Security Management Specialization
Master of Science
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Prepare for a dynamic career protecting critical infrastructure.

The online master’s in management specialization in homeland security management at University of Maryland Global Campus will prepare you for professional positions concerned with protecting the country against natural and human-made domestic and international threats such as terrorism, transnational crime, and cybercrime. In this program, you will learn about maintaining cybersecurity, transportation security, intelligence, civil liberties, emerging technology integration, international engagement, and private-sector partnerships and collaboration. You’ll attain the requisite knowledge and skills necessary for professional homeland security positions involving cybersecurity, risk and threat assessments, the design and management of operational disaster relief recovery, and the development of strategies essential to the protection of individuals, facilities, and critical infrastructure.

Total Credits Required: 36

  • Required Core Courses: 12
  • Required Specialization Courses: 21
  • Required Capstone Courses: 3

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

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

Alternate Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 610) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) may be taken in lieu of (6 Credits, MGMT 630).

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)

Required Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)

  • 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.

Course Sequencing

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630) (or (3 Credits, MGMT 610) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) should not be attempted simultaneously with (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 610) must be taken as one of the first two specialization courses.
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 670) must be taken in your last semester.
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in (3 Credits, HSMN 670).

Accelerated Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in homeland security, an accelerated 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 before (3 Credits, MGMT 640). If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take UCSP 630 before (3 Credits, MGMT 650). Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to improve writing skills.

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