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Management: Emergency Management
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online master’s in management specialization in emergency management at University of Maryland Global Campus will prepare you to plan and respond to natural and human-made disasters and emergencies in the United States. In this specialization, you’ll study the use of advanced technologies, emerging cyber and asymmetric threats, digital communication systems, global pandemic response and recovery, climate adaptation, continuity of operations, public and private partnerships, laws and policies, and ethical considerations in emergency management decision-making and planning. You’ll develop the practical skills needed for security risk assessments, strategic planning and prevention, staff coordination, deterrence, mitigation, protection, response, and operational recovery and design strategies and processes to secure individuals and critical infrastructure from natural and human-made threats.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

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)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, EMAN 600)
  • (3 Credits, EMAN 610)
  • (3 Credits, EMAN 620)
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 610)
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 630)
  • (3 Credits, EMAN 630)
  • (3 Credits, EMAN 670)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in hazard risk assessment; prevention, response, recovery, and mitigation planning and management; and strategy development to secure people, communities, and the built environment from natural or human-induced threats.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend a recent background in finance or accounting, as well as statistics. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 12
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online master’s degree in digital forensics and cyber investigation from University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to prepare you to meet the growing demand for investigative, leadership, and executive skills in analyzing and mitigating cyber crime. Learn how to determine whether a digital system has been attacked or compromised, and master reliable methods to identify, preserve, analyze, and present evidence for legal prosecution and administrative proceedings.

Program Highlights
  • Design procedures at a suspected crime scene to ensure that the digital evidence obtained is not corrupted
  • Conduct hands-on forensic searches to identify intrusion methods
  • Employ rigorous procedures to enable forensic results that can withstand scrutiny in a court of law
  • Explain the operation of digital components
  • Seize, image, deconstruct, and analyze digital media for evidence
  • Prepare professional reports
  • Present digital forensics results in a court of law as an expert witness
Required Courses

Introductory Course

  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, DFC 610)
  • (6 Credits, DFC 620)
  • (6 Credits, DFC 630)
  • (6 Credits, DFC 640)
  • (6 Credits, CYB 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in government organizations, the private sector, and law enforcement agencies in the areas of computer and digital crime.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend a background in computing and programming. If you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take ASC 605. If you have not taken programming courses, we recommend you take ASC 609. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Information Technology with Homeland Security Management Specialization
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


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.

Program Highlights
  • Tackle the five mission areas in homeland security as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Perform risk assessments
  • Spot ethical and legal issues and navigate the complex legal and regulatory environment related to computer systems, applications, and networks
  • Protect telecommunications and information technology networks
  • Analyze infrastructure protection, jurisdiction, and issues in technical areas such as interconnectivity and interoperability
  • Plan and prepare for disaster response and recovery
  • Apply knowledge about energy pipeline security, electrical grid security, cyber dependence, and SCADA systems, as well as risk methodologies applied to the energy industry
  • Use high-tech management styles, including project planning, organizational structure, team building, and control mechanisms
  • Manage each phase of the IT project life cycle, working within organizational and cost constraints, setting goals linked directly to stakeholder needs, and using proven management tools
Required Courses

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)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to take a leadership role in protecting against natural and man-induced threats to homeland security.

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.

Academic Relationship

An articulation agreement between the Graduate School and UMGC's Undergraduate School 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 School 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.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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